106th New York Infantry Regiment's Civil War Newspaper Clippings

The 106th regiment is now in the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 3d Corps, Army of the Potomac. This is Gen. Sickles old fighting corps.
The One Hundred and Sixth volunteer regiment numbered 800 men last Friday, all sworn in, and 347 of them in camp at Ogdensburgh. The regiment will be filled this week unquestionable.

VIRGINIA, May 28, 1863.
After three weeks marching and counter marching over mountains and through gaps, the 106th has again returned to their beautiful camp at North Mountain, where they have again fully resumed their wonted routine of drilling and guard duty, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Embick, who is every inch a soldier and a gentleman, and in the absence of our Colonel is truly the right man in the right place. The health of the regiment is generally good, though that very fatal disease, typhoid fever, occasionally claims a victim, and yesterday terminated the earthly career of Josiah Simonds of Co. H, and this morning of Wm. J. Feterlee of Co. C. Both will be consigned to the grave with military honors this afternoon and evening.

From the One Hundred and Sixth.
We have received a letter from a Lieutenant in one the captured companies of the One Hundred and Sixth regiment, as follows:
BROWNVILLE, PA., May 2d, 1863.
I hasten to inform you that companies D and F of the One Hundred and Sixth regiment were sent last Tuesday morning from Grafton to defend the railroad bridge at Fairmont and on Wednesday morning were attacked and our pickets driven in by swarms of secesh cavalry. We held the post under the hottest fire for three hours and a half and unhorsed lots of them, but were finally compelled to surrender to Gen. W. E. Jones of the rebel army and seven thousand three hundred men. The General after enquiring to what regiment we belonged, could hardly believe that so few of us had held them in check so long and told us we were good and brave soldiers and that he should parole us which he did that night. Our regiment is with Mulligan, and will give a good account of themselves it attacked. Captains Chamberlin and Briggs and Lieutenant Hathaway are here with about one hundred men. We lost two killed, three wounded and five or six missing who I hope have reached Grafton. 
We shall reach Pittsburgh to-night. F. H. B.
It is a proud fact for our people to know that our boys are doing nobly and maintaining the honor of their county in the field.
Col. James telegraphs that all the wounded are paroled and in the general hospital at Grafton, doing well. The enemy has disappeared.

A Flag for the 106th.
The Ogdensburgh Journal has the following, and we hope to see the matter taken in hand at once:—A member of the 106th regiment New York volunteers, who has served with it from the start, intimates to us in a letter, that a present of a new flag for the regiment from it friends at home, would be highly appreciated by the brave boys of the regiment. He says" "Our old flag has never been dishonored. It is now blood stained and bullet riddled." Should the friends of the regiment undertake this enterprise, he will furnish a list of the battles in which it has been engaged. Ladies of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, you who have done so many noble deeds to give heart and comfort to our brave soldiers, shall the gallant survivors of the 106th have a new flag? We are persuaded that the funds could be raised at the cost of a very small effort. Who will undertake the laudable and praiseworthy act?

Wounded.—We regret to learn by the telegraph dispatches of last night that our fellow-townsman—Capt. Ed. PAYNE, of the 106th N. Y. Regiment, was badly wounded in the recent fighting in Virginia. We understand that Mrs. PAYNE received a telegram at noon to-day, but we have been unable to ascertain the nature of her husband's wounds. Capt. PAYNE was acting Colonel of the 106th regiment, which position he has been filling for some time past.

Casualties in the 106th.
The following list of killed and wounded in the 106th from the 1st to the 10th inst. we take from the Journal:
Anthony O'Hara, A.
Adams Hanna, D.
E. W. Harwood, A.
Levi Glazier, H.

E. P. Backus, A, arm, severe.
W. H. McAllister, face, severe.

Losses in the 106th. In the battle of Coal Harbor, June 1st, Lt.-Col. Townsend was killed and Major McDonald wounded. We have no further list.

FLAG FOR THE 106TH REGIMENT.—Tiffany & Co., of New York, are manufacturing a splendid flag for the 106th regiment, which regiment was raised in this county, and left Ogdenshurg in August 1862—consequently has now been in service over two years.
There was an absurd story flying about the county on Tuesday last that the One Hundred and Sixth regiment had been all taken prisoners. Of course it was totally false and almost too absurd to require contradiction.

The Case of Capt. C. J. Rider.
MARTINSBURG, Berkeley Co. Va.,
May 27, 1863.
SIRS:—At the earliest possible moment, I send you, for publication in your invaluable paper, my entire case before Court Martial, as copied from the Official Record. I am solicitous for its publication, not so much because it is a vindication of myself, but because the people among whom I have so long lived, feel that it is their right to know the particulars. Therefore I give the case in full, without note or comment. Most respectfully, yours,
Co. H, 106th Reg't N. Y. S. V.

HARPER'S FERRY Va., Apr., 5, 1863.
General Orders, No. 5:
1. Before a General Court Martial, which convened at Cumberland, Maryland, January 14th, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders No. 4, dated Headquarters Defences of the Upper Potomac, January 10th, 1863, and of which Lieut.-Col. Frederic E. Embeck, 106th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry, is President, were arraigned and tried, Captain Charles J. Rider, 106th Regiment, N. Y. V., Infantry.

CHARGE 1. " Absence without leave."
Specification.—In this, that he, Captain Charles J. Rider, Co. H, 106th Regiment, New York Volunteers, did on the night of the 5th day of January, 1863 absent himself from the camp of his Regiment, without authority from his commanding officer and remain absent until the morning of the 6th day of January, 1863.
This at Martinsburg, Va., Jan. 6th. 1863.

CHARGE 2.—"Violation of the 42d Article of War.
Specification.—In this, that he, the said Captain Charles J. Rider, 106th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry, did on the night of the 5th of January, 1863, go out of his quarters and camp without leave from his superior officers in violation of the 42d Article of War.
This at Martinsburg, Va., Jan. 6th, 1862.

CHARGE 3.—"Disobedience to Orders."
Specification.—In this, that he, the said Captain Charles J. Rider, Co. H, 106th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry, did on the 5th day of January, 1863, leave the camp of his Regiment, and remain absent upwards of an hour without the knowledge or consent of his Commanding officer, in violation of an express regimental order to the contrary.
This at Martinsburg, Va., Jan. 6th, 1863.

CHARGE 4.—"Conduct prejudicial to good order and Military Discipline."
Specification.—In this, that he, the said Captain Charles J. Rider, 106th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry, did on the night of the 5th of January, 1863, run the guard of the camp of his Regiment, without giving the countersign although challenged by the sentinels, and did say to the sentinel that he was a commissioned Officer, and that the sentinel had no right to stop him at that time, or words to that effect. Thus misleading the sentinels in their duty, and furthering his own convenience, at the expense of the discipline of the camp. 
This at Martinsburg, Va., Jan. 6th, 1863.

Plea—"Not Guilty."
The Court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused Captain Charles J. Rider, 106th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry, as follows: 
Of the Specification of the first Charge—"Not Guilty."
Of the first Charge—"Not Guilty."
Of the Specification of the second Charge—"Not Guilty."
Of the second Charge-"Not Guilty." 
Of the Specification of the third Charge—"Not Guilty."
Of the third Charge—"Not Guilty."
Of the fourth Charge—"Not Guilty."
Of the Specification of the fourth Charge—"Guilty of passing the guard, but not in the manner charged; but the Court attaches no criminality thereto," and do therefore acquit him.
Capt. Charles J. Rider, 106th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry, is released from arrest, and will return to duty.
Assistant Adjutant General.
By command of Brig.-Gen. KELLEY.

From the 106th Regiment.
August 10th, 1863.
FRIEND SEAVER:—Since June 13th, the day upon which the 106th Regiment left North Mountain, we have been so constantly in motion that I have found no time to fulfill my agreement with you, until the present, and even now, I am obliged to give a hasty and disconnected description of events that have fallen under my observation, which, would time and ability admit, might be made interesting. We have become weary and worn down by a long march of three hundred miles or more, and these scorching days of August, find us laying by a few days to recruit our exhausted bodies. 
I scarcely know when to fix my date for the starting point, but as you have ere this, probably been made aware of the whole circumstances of our hasty retreat from Martinsburg to Harper's Ferry; from Harper's Ferry to Washington, and return from Washington to Frederick City, Md. Near the point at South Mountain, July 10th, we became surely incorporated with and into the Army of the Potomac. In traversing the country from Frederick City to our encamping ground near Williamsport, I think I can truly say that we have never before within the Border States, found a locality where the natural fertility of soil or luxuriant growth of grains of every variety, indicated the genuine Garden of Eden. As far as vision could extend, the earth seemed to groan under the burden of its productions; while broad and extensive fields of wheat were bowing with the weight of its yield. The soil, rich by nature, yields bountifully with the least expense of labor. Man has but to sow—God will surely give the increase. From the City, we took the direction west toward South Mountain Pass; a journey of eleven miles brought us to the veritable Pass, and to the very locality where Gen. Reno was killed, nearly a year since. Lee's army or a portion of it was still holding the Antietam Valley, west of our position, and from the high standing point, I had the opportunity of viewing the grand cavalry charge of Gens. Kilpatrick and Buford. As the shades of evening closed in upon the valley, it was truly sublime to behold the curls of smoke raising from the booming artillery or from the long line of cavalry skirmishers. With my usual anxiety to know the result, the next morning I visited Boonsborough, the scene of action, and there found a number of wounded and killed of both Union and Rebel troops, but as usual, the enemy had retreated and we were ordered to follow in pursuit. This we continued to do until we came in position in front of Gen. Lee's army in the vicinity of Williamsport. At this point we were inducted into the 3d corps of the Army of the Potomac. This corps, formerly commanded by Gen. Sickles, but now by Maj. Gen. French, has established a worthy reputation as the "fighting corps," having been in most of the severe engagements within the last two years. On the day after our arrival we were positioned in line of battle. This semicircular line extending some eight miles, from right to left, from river point to river point, perfectly semicircumscribing Lee's army, leaving him no chance to escape but by the interposition of Providence. Sunday morning was fixed for an onward movement, and our men were chafing for the opportunity to complete the good work already began. At early morning, Gen. Sykes, 5th corps, were deployed as skirmishers, and if consistent with reason, bring on the engagement. The 3d corps were to act as support. The 5th corps must have advanced to close proximity to their force, judging from the report of musketry. With anxious countenances, our corps awaited the command to "forward." One hour passed—two—three—four—five—six—and still in statu quo. In the meantime, a severe thunder storm came up, and imagine our disappointment at the sight of the 5th corps approaching us, while the 3d corps were ordered to fall back to our old camping ground for the night. Monday, we lay idle in camp, a very wet day it is true. Tuesday we were again ordered into line or rather columns for battle. Slowly and confidently we onward moved, sure of certain success, occasionally halting to prevent sudden surprise. After marching about two miles in this cautious manner, concentrating our forces more and more at each move, two prisoners were brought in, who informed us of the fact of Lee's whole force having crossed the Potomac. I verily believe this was the first intimation our General had received of the retreat. I will not attempt to describe the chagrin and disappointment depicted upon the countenances of our men. Although their greatest fears had been realized, I doubt not that every man would rather hare taken the risk of loosing their lives on Sunday, and thereby killed rebellion, rather than suffer the consequences of fatigue and exposure necessary upon a march. But the bird had flown, and our duty was plain—we must follow in pursuit. For a portion of two days we were retracing our steps toward Harper's Ferry, and upon arrival, encamped for two or more days in Pleasant Valley.
The Shenandoah River courses along the west brow of the Blue Ridge Mountain empty¬ing into the Potomac at Harper's Ferry. The broad valley bordering this river, is the veritable Shenandoah Valley down which the rebel forces was then precipitately fleeing. We crossed the Potomac at Harper's Ferry, took a south-easterly direction, skirting the base of the Blue Ridge upon the east, for the purpose, I suppose, of cutting off the retreat through the several Passes along its line. We left Pleasant Valley after nightfall [sic], and the continued rains had illy prepared the way for us. The second day's march brought us to a Gap—euphoneously styled Snicker's Gap—some eighteen or more miles from Harper's Ferry. The infantry and artillery were usually preceded by cavalry, and upon our arrival here found a huge cavalry force about moving for the next Gap. During our journeying thus far nothing of interest occurred, nor was any enemy found except an occasional straggler, picked up by the cavalry. We remained here a sufficient length of time to have the corps in our rear come up, while we moved on to the next Gap,—Ashby's Gap. The same course of procedure [sic] was pursued here. We remained until our place could be occupied by the rear corps, and thereupon we moved to Upperville, near to the entrance to the long to be remembered Manassas Gap. 
I would here state, that these Gaps are mere ravines or valleys, of broader or more narrow capacity, depending upon locality. Snicker's and Ashby's Gaps are of fifty to seventy rods across, resembling ravines through the mountains opening from the Shenandoah Valley.—Manassas Gap is by far the broadest. Chester Gap, through which the enemy is said to have passed, is only a mere cut.
While encamping at Upperville, information was brought in by our cavalry, that the enemy were posted in force at the western entrance of Manassas Gap. The distance through Manassas Gap proper, is twelve miles, upon the western extremity is located Front Royal. Through the Gap, the old Manassas Railroad formerly passed, now entirely destroyed. In view of having something to do, the 1st corps, the 2nd, 3rd and 6th corps were ordered to move forward. The 3rd corps as usual having the post of honor, first advanced. Finding no obstruction in the way, we approached within four miles of Front Royal. Of a sudden, the sharp reports of our cavalry carbineers, betokened something to do. The 3rd corps were ordered to advance as skirmishers and if possible, to feel the enemy's position. This was done with their usual alacrity. The old Excelsior Brigade, under command of Gen. Spinola, taking the lead, one division acting as support. After a little brisk parleying upon the part of the Excelsior Brigade, Gen. Spinola turning to Col. ____, of the 3d Division, remarked: "Colonel, I am going to charge the foe, will you support me?" "When ordered by the commanding General," replies the Colonel. "Then I will charge without support," remarked Gen. Spinola, "and a better or more brilliant charge will never have been made by the old Excelsior Brigade." Suiting the action to the word, up and onward rushed the brave Excelsior, with leader in advance, all screeching like very demons. The distance was so great and the hill so abrupt, that the men became somewhat fatigued, but the flight of the enemy upon the front, and their continued retreat, showed the charge to have been a perfect success. I could never imagine that there could be anything like sublimity in a bayonet charge, but truly it was exhibited on this occasion. The wounding of the commander and a large number, besides the killing of more, indicate that bayonet charges are effectual but expensive to life. The number of wounded and killed of the enemy could not be ascertained. We surely took over one hundred prioners [sic] but we never imagined it to have been as large as reported by the Richmond papers. They pronounce their loss over two thousand upon that occasion.
Night having overshadowed the earth, we were obliged to wait for morning light. The 5th corps then followed in pursuit, even to Front Royal, but no enemy were found, This was a mere feint to protect their trains, now moving on towards Gordonsville through Chester Gap. Our cavalry immediately took up their line of march for Chester Gap. They here succeeded in falling in upon a large drove of cattle, some twelve hundred, besides three hundred sheep and five hundred horses. The Richmond papers speak of the loss of the drove as of little importance, as they have plenty besides, but in my opinion this was one of the largest droves in their possession, and were evidently brought from Maryland and Pennsylvania, being like Jacob's, of all colors and sizes and kinds, now having the rebel mark upon them. Having completed our work here and being a good distance from the base of supplies, and withal, straightened for food, even a hard cracker looked sensible. We immediately retraced our steps to Upperville, and there from took a south-easterly direction to Warrenton. As this place is the terminus of a Rrailroad [sic], we of course, would be obliged to make it the base for future supplies. The night previous to our arrival at Warrenton, was I verily believe the most un¬comfortable of any experienced in the service. I never shall forget the occasion; as after night-fall the heavens indicated the approach of a furious thunder storm. In due process of time it came, and as usual, we were illy prepared for it, and had only to draw over our rubber blankets about and suffer its buffetings. It never rains in Virginia, but it pours, and as it poured in profusion, accompanied by wind and hail, the whole column halted. At each vivid flash of lightning, you could imagine you caught a glimpse of the ghost of the departed, standing before you clothed in rubber blankets, instead of robes of white. Silent and sullen the mass …

Martinsburgh, Va., Feb., 10th, 1863.
At a meeting of the officers of the 109th Regt. N. Y. V. held at this post for the purpose of expressing their opinions in regard to the course of certain journals in Northern New York, which are frequently publishing communications, purporting to be written from the army and representing a spirit of dissatisfaction and discontent as existing there, and for the purpose of clearly defining their position in this hour of lame and halting opinions, to those at home, who seem to be seeking to misrepresent and malign them for political ends, Cap. Jesse Cogswell was called to the chair and Lieut. Wilber appointed Secretary. 
On motion, Maj. Townsend, Capts. Mc- Donald, Priests and Briggs and Lieut. Aldrich were appointed a committee on resolutions. The following resolutions were submitted by the committee and unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Certain, journals in Northern New York are doing all in their power to make it seem that a spirit of ....

... stood. At last one single voice opened the familiar refrain, "When this cruel war is over," and the multitude joined with hearts full of desires that it might be so. That night at twelve or one o'clock, were ordered into a swamp to encamp for the remainder of the night. This was not much of a discomfort for nature could not increase our wet. I laid down cold, shivering and uncomfortably wet, upon the damp ground, pulled my wet blanket over my head, tried to thank my heavenly Father for the day's protection, and for the food I expected to get upon the next, for I could not boast of much upon that. I have sometimes thought this might have been a cool and wet supplication. We arrived at Warrenton on Sunday, and took up our encampment two or more miles out of the town. 
Warrenton bears the marks of having been a place of importance in days past. The residences of Gov. "Extra" Billy Smith and others, are found here—truly superb in style, in and about them. I had hoped after being so closely pressed for food, to be able to find at this place something to satisfy the inner man; instead, I am told our troops were obliged to issue rations to the poorer classes to prevent starvation. 
Our next move was to our present locality, near Fox Ford, about one mile from the Rappahannock. Our stay may be for a longer or shorter period, probably until the conscripts arrive, and our ranks are again full. The Warrenton Sulphur Springs—the old fashionable resort in the days of Clay, Calhoun, and distinguished men of that age, is but four miles from our camp. I visited these Springs yesterday, and can truly say, that if war and desolation had not laid waste the surroundings, its beauties could not be excelled. The water partook of the same properties of Massena, sulphur predominating.
I will here remark that the contrast between Maryland and Virginia is everywhere apparent. Desolation and devastation, the sure accompaniments of war mark it.
In that portion of Virginia through which we have passed, very few fields of grain were found, none in fact twelve miles from Harper's Ferry, upon the east side of the Blue Ridge. The grass is growing luxuriantly over the whole surface without cattle to graze or laborers to cut the same. The only cultivated spot is the garden patch which some of our straggling soldiers have at times attempted to disturb—and I have pitied the poor creatures who have begged to be protected, as it was their all. The sacred soil of Virginia is overwhelmed and made desolate. The aged parent with grey hair and bedimmed eye is found sitting at the porch of the splendid mansion as we pass, and oft I imagine a tear-drop trickles down the furrowed cheek at the thought of his departure from his country's altar, and the fate of his sons. Let us have peace upon any terms, remarked an aged man to me. Yet the same person confessed that he felt so much confidence in Lee's success in his raid into Pennsylvania, that he went into Richmond and purchased a single barrel of sugar and one barrel of salt, paying the enormous sum of four hundred dollars, Confederate script. But the most encouraging part was, our troops entered so soon that the old man never secured either sugar, salt nor money in return. The truth has been but half told. No nation or people can endure any length of time such destitution. The whole rebellion is closely beseiged [sic], and no special pleadings or threats of Jeff Davis can in¬duce them to hazard their very existence upon so uncertain a tenure.
There may be one more dying struggle, one desperate effort to regain original standing—for the truth is plain that Lee's army is the only living body of the south. The great anaconda is fast contracting his mighty folds, and at no distant period will crush out its very existence, and our country rejoice in again being free from this wicked and uncalled for rebellion.
Our Regiment is now in the 3d Brigade, (commanded by Col. Smith—a true soldier and gentleman), 3d Division 3d Corps—to which all the friends may direct their letters.
Col. James having resigned, the command falls upon Lieut.-Col. Embrek and Major Townsend, both accomplished soldiers and every way worthy our confidence. I left Dr. Petit in charge of the hospital at North Mountain but have been unable to hear a single word of him except through your sheet. Hope he will rejoin us soon We are comparatively well at the present time, although we have some sickness incident to the climate. I have left some at hospitals as have passed along whose fate I know nothing of. But some are reported dead, among which I am sorry to hear is Elijah Southworth, whom I left at Washington, July 4th. Very Respectfully,

From the 106th Regiment.
July 16th, 1863.
EDITORS OF PALLADIUM:—I would be pleased to state, that the 106th Regiment N. Y. S. Vols. marched from North Mountain where they had been stationed, to Martinsburg, and from thence to Harper's Ferry on the 13th ult., since which time I have not been able to ascertain positively their whereabouts. I was left in charge of the sick and nurses in Hospital, numbering in all 24—namely, H. F. Campfield, Steward; Levi O. Jones, Cook; George W. Gage, Edson I. Barber, S. J. Barber, Alonzo Page, C. Durham and Wm. Clark, nurses; Wm. E. Page, J. Bowlton, J. Sharer, Wm. Smith, S. C. Barber, Wm. D. Putman, D. Walker, E. Nutty, O. P. Morgan, L. D. Blair, J. Haskell, H. Pulcifer, Wm. Wright, E. Call, W. Orford, sick; F. H. Petit, 1st Assist, Surgeon in charge. Two days before the regiment left, Esq. Haskell, of Madrid, arrived for the purpose of nursing his sick son, and remained until July 2d. On the 16th, we were visited by a rebel calvalry [sic] officer, calling himself a captain, and six associates. He gave me his name as J. B. Morgan, and boasted that he was a grandson of the justly celebrated Gen. Morgan, of the revolution. He was dressed in the rebel uniform and quite gentlemanly in manners. He asked me whether we had any fire arms or other U. S. property, being answered in the negative, he required a list of our camp with the officer, sick, &c. He then exacted a promise from me as commander of the post, that the men should remain in camp as much as possible, and assured me that "we might remain as long as we pleased, and he would see that we were protected from all outside interference. I am satisfied that if this man could have had his own way, all would have been well; but unfortunately for prisoners and rebels, there are too many masters. He left, saying that we would be "considered prisoners of war and under parol, although he had not time to provide each with parol papers. Thus we remained until the 22d, when we were again visited by another party, the leader of which informed me that he had positive orders to take all of us who could walk at once to Martinsburg, and from thence to Richmond. He ordered me to make a list of all who could walk. Fortunately most of the men were present, and I soon convinced the leader that our men were all so unwell and sick, that not a man could march. I invited them to visit the tents and the sick, but through great fear of taking disease, not one would come near. They then departed and said they would see us again in a few days. 
On the 14th, E. Call, Co. G, died; H. Pulcifer, Co. E, died on the 15th; W. Osford, Co. B, died the 16th; O. P. Morgan, Co. E, L. D. Blair, Co. E, and J. Haskell, Co. G, all died June 26.—When the regiment left, we expected to go to them as soon as convenient and in case of death of either, to bury him by the roadside as best we could. Accordingly I selected a beautiful spot near the fence on the north border of the camp, on the farm of Thomas T. Evans. These noble soldiers lie buried side by side. They died of fevers brought on from the various exposures of camp life—a sacrifice to their country ....

… names, regiment, company and date of death, is placed at the head of each grave. Should their friends ever wish to visit their graves or to send for them, each can be identified at once. A good board fence is also erected around the graves.
On the 26th, another rebel party on horses, headed by a rough, fierce looking drunken South Carolinan, who asked me what we were here for? and demanded of us to be ready at once to march for Richmond; but I begged of him to have some compassion on our sick, and I assured them that they could not march—they were to feeble—he then left, saying he would report to the Marshal and bring us our parols duly made out. On the 5th inst., he called with his party again, and presented each with the parol papers. He came to me and said that I must accept of my parol or go with him to R.—
I asked why he paroled me? he replied that at the fight at Martinsburg, in which our regiment was engaged, the surgeons of the 126th Ohio were taken prisoners—that they had just made their escape—and for their sins, I must be held on parol. Of course I could do no other way. Two days after, another party, more fierce than the first, again commanded us to be ready, but I again plead with them; he then took another list of our names and had a written pledge signed by me, that on the following day at 3 P. M., every man should be present, ready to be taken. Under these circumstances, I became severely tried and am free to confess, much discourage, because, I had the best reason to believe they meant what they said. 
To take several of these poor boys in their feeble condition, was to sacrifice their lives, and to add to our discomfiture, we found the next morning, that Sumner J. Barber, Edson I. Barer, and William Clark, the only well ones who could walk on whom I supposed I had a right to depend for assistance, had deserted. No thanks to these men, and if ever men deserved to be punished, they are of the number. Geo. W. Gage who had been left for a like purpose, deserted on the 26th.
The rebel party came the next day, but through the influence of friends outside of the camp (Union and Secession) we were left until the evening of the 9th, when I received positive information that their wagons would be on the next morning. I accordingly made arrangements as best I could to leave the neighborhood. The next morning I packed a very few things and started. I knew that there were many rebel horsemen prowling about all the while—they ride in squads from two to ten, often they are seen on the high lands and hills making observations and stealing horses and every kind of property that they can lay their hands on that they can carry off.
After I had traveled about one mile from camp in a lane leading to a good Union house, I stopped for a moment and loaded my faithful revolver, and had gone but a short distance, when all at once, two of those miscreants rode up before me. I thought then I must go as the Virginians say, "for sure." It was now fairly daylight. I had some sixty dollars in "Green Backs" and a good silver watch. This I cared little for, but my money I could not well dispense with. I therefore determined to get along with them as best I could without being robbed. They halted me, eyed me closely, asked me if I intended to escape, where I intended to cross the river, if I was the surgeon of whom they had heard at North Mountain? They had their sabres, but I saw no other arms. One of them came near me, touched my overcoat with his sabre, and seeing my revolver, cried out, "You are armed, are you?" I replied that I carried a revolver for personal defense, that I did not consider myself a belligerent, &c. They then rode on without molesting me. I had determined that in case they attempted to rob me, I would use my revolver "for once any how." Up to this time, it was not my intention to cross the river; but I knew they would return and finding the party after me, they would return for me, and so it proved. I was pursued next day, but thanks to the good ferry man, whose name I must not now mention, I was soon across the Potomac, where I soon enjoyed the unspeakable pleasure of the protection of the Star Spangled Banner, waving in triumph and borne onward by Colonel Mulligan on his march to destroy the traitor Lee. I advised with the Colonel and Gen. Kelley, who directed me to remain for the present in the vicinity and await the result of events. They could give me no information of the regiment.
The object of Mulligan's expedition is a failure. When they arrived at Williamsport, six miles from here, and where Lee, crossed the "bird had flown." Kelly had delayed the attack too long, but it is said he was "acting under positive orders." How this may be, I do not know, but certain it is, the disappointment here that he was not captured, is very great. It is equally certain that Lee's army is very much cut to pieces and awfully demoralized. I have seen hundreds of the rebels since the battles,—from Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas,—and a more discouraged, woe-stricken and distressed set of human beings, I have never seen. They all agree in stating that their distress at home is dreadful; that they have been deceived in regard to our resources; and that their "confederacy" cannot maintain itself for any great length of time.—Many are men of fair information and do not hesitate to denounce in severe terms, their President and other leaders. I know that we are laboring under many disadvantages in conducting this unjust war; but perseverance on our part amid all these adverse circumstances, and complete success is ours. The fact is, the great Southern Confederacy is about "played out."—I honestly believe our friends the copperheads and others akin, will soon witness the truth of this.
General Kelly informs me that he will not regard my parol, on the ground that no party has a right to parol a surgeon. I shall endeavor to look out how I fall into their hands again before my exchange. As soon as I can find my regiment, I shall make my way to it.
Very respectfully,
1st Assist. Surgeon, 106th Regt. N. Y. S. Vols.

Resignation of Col. James.
A letter published in the Ogdensburgh Journal states that Col. James of the 106th N. Y. V. has resigned. Continued ill health, incapacitating him from the discharge of his duties, is said to be the cause of this step. Lieut.-Col. Embick now has command of the Regiment.
Capt. Briggs has his recruiting office open for the One Hundred and Sixth regiment. Those wishing to receive high bounties and join one of the best regiments in the service cannot do better than drop in. St. Lawrence boys should join a home regiment in preference to any other, and be among their old friends and companions. Full information as to bounties, &c., can be obtained by calling on Capt. Briggs.
We learn from the One Hundred and Sixth regiment that companies A and K were badly scattered in the late skirmishes, but it is supposed met with but little loss in killed or wounded. Capt. Peach was instantly killed, being shot through the heart.

For the Advance.
Killed, in the battle near Monocacy, Md., on the 9th inst., Lieut. George D. Powell, of Co. C, 106th Regt., formerly of Hammond, in this county.
We are seldom called upon to chronicle the death of one so young and truly brave as Lieut. Powell. 
He enlisted in the 106th Regiment at the time of its formation, under the President's call for 600,000 men, and early won the confidence of his comrades and commanding officers. Soon after enlisting, he was appointed Second Sergeant of his company, and afterwards, for meritorious conduct, he was raised to the position of Lieutenant.
After passing through all the battles in which the 106th has been engaged, including the present campaign under Grant, unharmed, he finally met his fate at the hands of the ruthless invader, but his friends have the consolation in their sad bereavement of knowing that he died with an unsullied honor, while gallantly leading his company to battle against his country's foe.
A letter from the Regiment, a few days previous to his death, speaks as follows of him:
" In Lieut. Powell we have one who always speaks a kind and cheering word to the men, whether on the weary march, amid the din of battle or in the peaceful bivouac."

"Green be the turf above thee,
Friend of our early days;
None knew thee but to love thee,
Nor named thee but to praise."

THE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTH.—We learn that the One Hundred and Sixth regiment was engaged in the battle of Saturday, the 10th, and companies A and K roughly handled. We regret to add that Captain Peach was killed.

The One Hundred and Sixth.
Private letters from the One Hundred and Sixth reports all quiet at New Creek. Deserters from the rebel army at Winchester are coming in almost daily and report the suffering in LEE and JACKSON'S armies as terrible.
The One Hundred and Sixth are progressing finely in drill and rapidly increasing in efficiency.

The One Hundred and Sixth.
A private letter from the 106th of the 5th inst., states that Capt. PAYNE is acting Lieutenant-Colonel and Capt. Parker acting Major. It also states that they were daily expecting an attack from the rebels, but a letter of the 7th instant states that they have not yet been molested. All are in good health and spirits, and ready "to meet the enemy."

3d Brigade 3d Division 3d Army Corps,
Union Mills, Va., Oct. 19th 1863.
At a meeting of the officers of the 106th Regiment N. Y. S. Volunteers, Infantry, to give expression to their sympathy and regret for the loss of their late comrade Capt. James S, Peach, of Co. I, who fell while gallantly leading his Company to repel a charge of Stuart's cavalry, near Culpepper, Va., Major A. N. McDonald, was elected to the Chair, and Capt. H. W. Day appointed Secretary.
The following named officers were chosen a committee to draft resolutions: Capt's. John D. McBroom, Eugene Wilbur and Peter Robertson, and submitted the following:
Whereas, It has pleased that Divine Providence which rules the fate of war, to strike from our ranks our beloved and gallant brother officer, Captain JAMES S. PEACH: therefore
Resolved, That in his death we are deprived of the association of a tried friend, and a faithful and energetic officer; that in drawing his sword to fight the battles of his adopted country, he displayed the spirit of a chivalrous soldier and a friend of liberty, that his promotion to the grade of Captain, was richly won and worn and that by his early though heroic death the service is deprived of a most efficient officer, and the country of a brave and true defender. 
Maj. A. N. McDonald, President.
Capt. H.W. Day, Secretary.

At a meeting of the members of Company C of the 106th Regiment, held at their quarters at Rowlesburgh, Va., on the evening of the 19th inst., the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Whereas, in the course of events our fellow soldier and brother in arms, William Philips has been called from this present field of action to that higher and more perfect field, where all warrings [sic] are unknown and where men shall no more rise in rebellion against those in authority over them, therefore,
RESOLVED, That in the death of our fellow soldier and brother in arms, the members of Company C have lost a kind and genial companion and the One Hundred and Sixth regiment a faithful and brave member and the service what promised to be a loyal and efficient soldier.
RESOLVED, That we, the members of the Company of which he was lately a member, do hereby tender to his friends and relatives our sympathies and condolence in this their day and hour of affliction.
RESOLVED, That the proceedings of this meeting and a copy of these resolutions be published in the ST. LAWRENCE REPUBLICAN and DAILY JOURNAL and a copy of the same be sent to his family at home.
Private ROBERT MILLER, Chairman. 
Sergt. E, A. BUCKMAN, Secretary.

THE ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTH.—We learn that Capt. McDonald has been promoted to the Majorship of this regiment and that Lieut. Alfred Hooker has been promoted to the vacant Captaincy.

Death of Capt. Priest.
Head Quarters 106th, Regt., N. Y. Vols, North Mountain Va., March 23, 1863. 
At a meeting of the officers of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment N. Y. S. V. held at North Mountain, Va., to give expression to our profound sorrow, in the loss by death of our brother officer, Capt. Luther Priest, and to render a token of respect to his character, as a Soldier, an officer, and gentleman: Col. Edward C. James was called to the chair and Lieut. J. C. Robinson appointed Sec. 
The following committee were appointed to draft resolutions; Captains J. D.
Mc, Broom. A. N. Mc Donald, M. Chamberlain, H. N. Day and S. Parker who submitted the following;
Whereas—It has pleased Almighty God in his wisdom and mercy to remove from our midst, our noble comrade and beloved friend, Capt. Luther Priest.—
Resolved.—That while we deeply feel his loss and cherish his memory with sentiments of profound respect, and sorrow, we do not forget that it was the will of that Father who doeth all things well.
Resolved.— That in his death the country has lost a soldier whose service he
adorned, the regiment an officer who cannot be replaced; his home a citizen whose name brought them honor; that in his character, we learned how manly virtues could combine to make a good man patriotic without selfishness; brave without recklessness; ready but never forward; decided but never overbearing; always consulting the welfare of those under him, while never forgetting the requirements of the service; obedient, cheerful and willing; a true patriot a true soldier, a true gentleman; remembering and cherishing as the aim and object of his life, these two, God and his country.
Resolved.—That while we mourn his loss, we tender our deepest sympathies to his bereaved family. 
Resolved.—That as a token of respect to his memory which we all cherish, the officers of this regiment wear the usual military badge of mourning for thirty days and that the colors of the regiment be draped in black.
Resolved.—That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and that a copy of the same be forwarded to the Potsdam, Canton, and Ogdensburgh papers for publication.
Col. F. C. JAMES, President.
Lieut. J. C. ROBINSON, Secretary.

Death of Lieut. James W. Hopkins.
We find the following just tribute to the memory of James W. Hopkins in the Ogdensburgh Journal of the 24th inst.
A telegram received yesterday morning announced the sad intelligence of the death of James W. Hopkins of the One Hundred and Six regiment. Previous dispatches had informed us of his severe illnesss [sic], and excited the direst apprehensions, which have been too soon confirmed.
In starting the Boy's Journal Mr. Hopkins was one of our associates and an acquaintance formed with him in boyhood and ripened by several years of business connection, had led us to admire his noble qualities of mind and heart, and his generous self sacrifice whenever a friend was to be helped or a duty performed. In business matters he was full of vigor and enterprise, an early and late worker, and no matter how hard the labor or onerous the duties of the day a cheerful, happy spirit was always manifest. After his connection had ceased from this establishment Mr. Hopkins commenced the publication of the Daily and Weekly Advance, which was an able and popular journal. In this enterprise, however, he was pecuniarily unfortunate and sank the property he had previously accumulated. The establishment passed out of his hands, but amid difficulties which would have discouraged other men he gathered a small office together and with his former assistant editor, commenced the publication of the True Advance.
Last summer when the country was all a glow, with patriotism in raising men to meet the calls of the President, Mr. Hopkins volunteered as a private in the One Hundred and Sixth regiment. His conduct in the field was that of the model soldier. Brave and courageous he won the affection and esteem of his brothers in arms, and on a vacancy occuring [sic] was promoted to the Second Lieutenancy of his own company. His new position, however, he was not destined long to fill. An attacks of lung feaver [sic] after a few days, suffering has terminated his earthly career.
In the death of one so young, so generous, so brave, our community feel a common bereavement [sic], for fond hopes had been kindled that his life might be spared for future usefulness. No young man ever reared in our village had more friends and none deserved more. But the dearest ties of earth must be broken, the strongest friendship surrendered, and the country must daily mourn the loss of her young patriots who lie down to die that the nation may live.
Though we know the brave spirit which has gone would have chosen death amid the clash of arms and the thunder of artillery, he has equally proved himself a soldier and endeared his memory to the hearts of all.

Green be the turf above thee, 
Friend of our early days;
None knew thee but to love thee,
None named thee but to praise.

From the One Hundred and Sixth.
NEW CREEK, VA., Nov. 26th, 1862.
Sir—I have the honor to forward to you my Inspection Report of the 106th Regiment, N. Y. S. V. Infantry, (Acting Brig.-Gen. Mulligan's Brigade,) in camp at New Creek, Va., under command of Col. Edward C. James.
Commissioned officers, all grades,
staff included 39
Non-commissioned, do 134
Privates 797
Total aggregate strength 970

Commissioned officers sick in camp
and hospital 5
Non-commissioned, do 5
Privates do 42
Absent with or without leave 0
Total non-effective 52

Aggregate strength 970
Non-effective 52

The men are all young, healthy, and of excellent material. Average age, officers included, with only two or three exceptions, from twenty-two to twenty-eight years.

The British Enfield Rifled Musket, Calibre 58, an excellent weapon, kept very clean and in excellent order. This regiment possesses an armorer, the only regiment I have yet inspected that has one. The arms are cleaned daily.

AMMUNITION.—About one hundred rounds per man.

In very good condition. Boxes always kept full.

Somewhat deficient, 700 pairs of light blue trowsers wanted immediately, the men having scarcely any to wear. These requisitions have already been sent in, but not yet complied with. 1000 gum blankets required. Requisitions have also been sent in for the above, but not yet complied with. 1000 flannel shirts, with collars, 1000 pairs woolen stockings, 1000 pairs woolen drawers, 60 stoves for Sibley tents.
The whole of the above articles being for the approaching winter, are wanted immediately, as the men are already suffering from the cold.

Col. James reports very favorably of the behavior of his men.

Very good. The men present a remarkably steady appearance on parade.

Dispensary in good order, not in want of any kind of medicine. Sick in camp and in hospital, about forty. No bad cases. Prevailing disorders, Diarrhoea and Jaundice—a few cases of typhoid fever.
BOOKS.—Extremely well kept.


COMMISSARIAT.—Very good, no complaint of the quality of rations.

MEANS OF TRANSPORT.—None on hand, but procurable at any time upon requisition.

MEN TO BE DISCHARGED.—Three privates—papers sent in, but not yet returned.

This regiment has been organized in strict accordance with the rules and regulations of the War Department. A very minute inspection of the regiment enables me to speak in the highest terms of its discipline, knowledge of drills, tactics, cleanliness and interior economy.
I find everything in perfect order. Great credit is due to Col. James and his officers, for the high state of efficiency of his regiment. A few requisitions urgently called for by the approaching inclement season, will require to be complied with as early as practicable, when the regiment can take the field at any time.
The above is respectfully submitted for the information of Brig.-Gen. Kelley, commanding the department
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
HENRY STEINBACK, Inspecting Officer.

The One Hundred and Sixth.
NEW CREEK, VA., Dec., 1st, 1862.
In going about the world, we sometimes meet with objects which suddenly arrest our attention and cause us to pause and ponder. It was so not long since with the writer, in strolling through the Camp of a certain regiment—for, upon the door of the rooms or tents, was fixed the following placard, formerly over the cage of Van Amburgh's performing quadrupeds:


For "animals" in this read "officers," as sentry with ready musket keeping guard at the door, facetiously observes as he points out the placard to intruders.
While the sons of "My Maryland," are thus brave and ready, there is discoverable a quiet, patriotic arder in the breasts of her daughters,—and which needs but a favorable moment to more fully exhibit itself. A few days ago a lady was heard to exclaim while witnessing a dress parade: "O, I never wished that I were a man till now!" No doubt hundreds of her sex felt as she did, although they might not have cared to express themselves so openly. I am satisfied however, that timid as our ladies are or may be at times, when there is no actual danger, they would every one "stand fire" if necessary. We have many who flee from a feather or a mouse, who would bristle up in the most soldier-like manner, if they could get their eyes on a rascally secessionist!
As an evidence of this patriotic spirit among the ladies of an adjoining State, I may mention that a company has actually been formed not far from New Creek. They are under command of a very gallant officer, who, it is said is making fine progress in drilling them. They learn the tactics readily, and there is not one in the company who does not already know how to "present arms!" In a very short time they will be sufficiently drilled to appear on dress parade. They have not yet adopted a uniform as I can hear, but I presume it will be something attractive and appropriate—no doubt an improvement on the Zouave dress. What an interesting sight it would be to see a hundred ladies, with Enfield Rifles on parade, in an imposing uniform—sans crinoline.
If our war is to be really a protracted and perilous one, and if the war spirit continues to affect all classes as now, the supposition is that such a sight may yet be witnessed among us. And why not? The ladies of the South are taught the use of arms, to keep their Slaves in subjection while their husbands and brothers are off fighting against their country—but our ladies at the North have a noble object in view, to learn how to shoot traitors and rebels, who would strike down our National flag and invade our firesides and our homes.
The weather here is quite mild, to-day and yesterday (Sunday) was most pleasant. Divine service was held in the evening, at dress parade. Thanksgiving day, last Thursday, was observed by us by appropriate services. Gov. Morgan's proclamation was read by the chaplain, alter which he asked all to join with him in prayer and thanksgiving. The Regiment made an imposing appearance.—It was formed in a hollow square, face inward, the speaker near the center. All was quiet devout, impressive—still as the house of God:—

"So still and silent there,
You might have heard an Angel wing the air."

I am called to register the death of several more of our beloved soldiers. Their names are Wm. Philpot, Co. C, G. H. Hutchins, Co. B, Hefland Sweet, Co. E, Elijah Hamlin, Co. D, James A. Cheney, Co. E. 
True their bodies are laid in strange graves—but their spirits have returned to God who gave them.
Yours, &c.,
W. H. W.

… dissatisfaction exists among the Volunteer Soldiers from that portion of the State, by publishing scurrileous communications from individuals in the army, and 
Whereas, Such publications tend to mislead those at home by making it appear that the army is weary of the was as well as disgusted with the policy of the Administration, and desire peace on almost any terms, therefore,
RESOLVED, That we, the officers and soldiers of the 106th Regt. N. Y. V. denounce such publications as not only vilifying us as men but insulting to us soldiers, and that those who write and publish such communications are sympathizers with rebellion and traitors to their country.
RESOLVED. That we think it the duty of every loyal man to advocate a vigorous prosecution of the war, to sustain the Administration in its measures and that the President, as commander in-chief, is the sole and only constitutional judge of the military necessity of emancipating slaves, that this war is not waged for 'uncertain ends' but to reestablish the Union as it was, the Constitution as it is, and we are more than ever determined to prosecute it to a successful issue.
RESOLVED. That being convinced that we are approaching the crisis which is to decide the fate of our national existence, and that if we fail the cause of free government is lost forever and a reign of terror inaugurated, therefore, with these views, we unhesitatingly declare our convictions that if the rebels will not lay down their arms and submit to the National sway there is no alternative but a war to the bitter end, no matter what it may cost in blood and treasure; and that we must and shall persevere until every armed rebel is exterminated.
The vote of the regiment was taken upon the resolutions which resulted in their unanimous adoption.
On motion it was decided that a certified copy of these proceedings be sent to the following journals for publication, viz: The Advance & Democrat, Journal & Republican, Courier & Freeman, Plaindealer, Frontier Palladium and Franklin Gazette.
LIEUT. E. WILBUR, Secretary.

To Major Townsend and others Committee on resolutions:
GENTLEMEN:—I am happy to have the opportunity to show my appreciation of the spirit of the resolutions introduced by you, reckoned as you are, open, professed Democrats. I heartily endorse the same as a just expression of my own feelings, and a sure indication of the universality of a similar satisfaction throughout our regiment, a body of nine hundred and fifty intelligent men, imbued with motives of genuine patriotism, leaving
comforts of home fireside; and all the pleasures of domestic life; without restraint and enter the field to endure the exposures and deprivations of the camp, ought truly to be relieved of the imputations of a false position relative to our own actions and intentions to prosecute each and every measure promulgated by the commander-in-chief, for the purpose of immediately crushing this infamous rebellion. We feel a deep regret that implicit confidence, and into whose hands were entrusted the guardianship of our families, and all else we hold dear in and about the immediate locality from which we came, should, Judas like, sell their birthright for naught, and in return for the confidence imposed in them, undertake to misrepresent our motives and intentions for the base purpose of promoting party ends.
We did not enter the service to act as packhorse for any political clique or faction, and would emphatically protest against their misrepresentation, and are willing to avow to friend or foe our determination to sustain the President and all others in authority in crushing out the foes of our cherished government by any manner of means, consistent with his good judgment; and we do not hesitate to declare the emancipation proclamation the least objectionable to us. We only regret that an opportunity has not been afforded us to have been the instruments of striking two blows where but one applied. The attempt to impair or shake our confidence in the officers of our own regiment will prove a nullity, coming from whatever source it may. We are satisfied that the deed cannot be accomplished.
The question was fairly presented to us at the onset, and has been duly weighed and considered by each one of us: are we willing and ready to sacrifice our comforts and do all within our power to blot out the heartless rebellion? Our unanimous reply was in the affirmative. 
Dark and dismal forebodings may have brooded over us on account of the inactivity and lack of success in front, and the bickerings and diversion at our backs, yet the day is not far distant, yea the dawn is fast approaching, when a just and ever-ruling Providence will lead us to a successful termination, 'for our cause is righteous and will prevail.' We have implicit confidence in our ability to subdue and vanquish every 'foe within,' and in the language of Gen. Logan would repeat, 'an open manly enemy in front is less to be despised and feared than a despicable enemy in the rear.'
Very Respectfully,
C SKINNER, Surgeon
106th Regt., N. Y. S. V.

From the One Hundred and Sixth.
VIRGINIA, May 23, 1863.
After three weeks marching and counter marching over mountains and through gaps, the 106th has again returned to their beautiful camp at North Mountain, where they have again fully resumed their wonted routine of drilling and guard duty, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Embick, who is every inch a soldier and a gentleman, and in the absence of our Colonel is truly the right man in the right place. The health of the regiment is generally good, though that very fatal disease, typhoid fever, occasionally claims a victim, and yesterday terminated the earthly career of Josiah Simonds of Co. H, and this morning of Wm. J. Feterlee of Co. C. Both will be consigned to the grave with military honors this afternoon and evening.
At present there is nothing of note transpiring in this military department. The raiders have been driven back to their hiding places, and quiet and travel has again been restored along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Since the return of the 106th, Capt. Peach of Co. I, who is acting Provost Marshal, is proving himself the man for the place, and to use a Virginia phrase, is putting "a right smart" lot of secesh sympathisers over the road, some of whom are of the crinoline gender, charged with carrying mails to their beaux and brothers in dixie. It is thought that some of them will be sent beyond our lines to live with those whose course they so much approve.
I notice in the Baltimore American a statement to the effect that Governor Seymour was going to visit the army of the Potomac. Wonder if he goes to persuade the boys to declare themselves in favor of little Mac for Dig Tater?" Vallandigham once visited the Ohio troops.
Since the return of the 106th, the camp has been cheered by the presence of several of the Captain's ladies, who are very welcome guests.
How long the 106th will remain at Camp Hopkin's we cannot tell. But in whatever event may arise they will be found as the old millerite was in Canada, when his good old spouse on hearing an unusual noise in the night, awoke him saying that either the judgment day, or the rebels were coming, the old man sprang from his bed, seized his musket exclaiming "let them come, they will find me ready for either of them." So will the 106th be found ready for any emergency, and willing at any moment to march or fight for their country and her Constitution. Co.C.

NORTH MOUNTAIN, Va., May 22nd, 1863.
At a meeting which was held by the members of company B. on the evening of the 23d inst., to express their deep sorrow upon the death of George C. Lockie, who has been called from our midst by the hand of death, Orderly Sergeant Bayne was appointed chairman and Barza Kenyon secretary, when the following resolutions were then presented and adopted by the meeting:—
Whereas, We have just received the sad inteligence [sic] informing us of the death of our much loved friend George C. Lockie, who has just departed this life at the United States general hospital at Grafton, Va., and 
Whereas, We do at this time, and in this manner, desire to testify our appreciation of his many noble qualities as a soldier both in camp and field, while his bravery and coolness in action, his good conduct and sobriety, and the cheerfulness and promptness with which he ever performed his duties, won for him the esteem of his commanding officers, while his kind disposition endeared him to us all.
Resolved, That in the death of our fellow soldier George C. Lockie, company B. has lost one of its most efficient members, the army a brave and faithful soldier, the country a loyal and ardent supporter, and the cause for which we are battling a true friend, and we are deprived of a worthy associate; but death alone will obliterate from our memories our associations with him and his premature departure from among us. 
Resolved, That in this hour of their sad and deep affliction, we tender to the bereaved parents and relatives of said deceased our heartfelt sympathy, and as they put on the habiliaments of mourning, we would assure them that we also join in the long mourning train.
Resolved, that as a token of respect to the deceased, we send the proceedings of this meeting to the papers of Ogdensburgh for publication, and that a copy of the same be also sent to the family of the deceased.
Orderly Sergeant BAYNE, Chairman.
BARZA KENYON, Secretary.

The 106th Regiment N. Y. Volunteers.
While the 106th Regiment was on picket duty a week ago last Sunday, on the banks of the Rapidan, near the mouth of the Robertson river, an order was received to fall back with all haste. The regiment was immediately assembled, and commenced marching in retreat, when they discovered themselves to be surrounded by rebel cavalry and infantry. In this desperate situation there was no alternative but to surrender or fight. The latter was of course chosen, the regiment was rapidly disposed to receive cavalry, and not a man flinched. Their admirable drill did them great service. As the squadrons of cavalry came down upon them with loud yells, the boys gave them a solid volley. The cavalry reeled and broke. Taking advantage of the confusion, the regiment pushed forward and cut their way through with a loss of three killed, eight wounded and twenty-six missing. Captain James L. Peach of Co. I, fell dead at the first fire. He was a gallant and faithful officer, whose place cannot well be supplied. Corp. Zadoc Smith of Co. I, and private Thomas Ivers of Co. B. were also killed and left on the field. Among the wounded we hear of Sergt. Comstock of Co. A and. private Royal of Co. E.

Losses in the One Hundred and Sixth.
Camp of the 106th Regt., near Bull Run,
Saturday, Oct. 17, 1863.
Editor Republican & Journal:—
The following is a list of the casualties in our regiment in the fight of Sunday, the 11th inst., near Culpepper, Va.:—
James S. Peach, Capt., Co. I,
Zaddock Smith, Corporal, Co. I,
Thomas P. Ivers, private, Co. B.

Robert McGivern, private, Co. A, hip, severe,
James K. Hale, private, Co. A, ankle, slight,
Wm. Keck, private, Co. C, head, slight,
N. C. Martin, Corp., Co. E, hip, severe,
T. Royal, private, Co. E, both knees, severe,
Peter Sanjule, private, Co. E, leg, slight,
A. C. Gourley, Corp., Co. I, thigh slight,
J. E. Boutwell, private, Co. B, wounded and prisoner.

Philip Whitney, private, Co. A,
James Whiteford, private, Co. A,
Daniel Ryan, private, Co. B,
John Lavine, private, Co. B,
Francis Pickens, private, Co. C,
Carlton Hutchinson, private, Co. C,
Frank Kearney, Corporal, Co. C,
P. Maguire, private, Co. D,
Wm. Hogan, private, Co. E,
Edward Jarvis, private, Co. H,
Alex. Campbell, Sergt., Co. I,
P. Haggarty, private, Co. I,
D. Laviere, private. C. I,
H. Quinn, private, Co. I,
P. Savage, private, Co. I,
Wm. VanBleck, private, Co. I,
J. Sales, private, Co. K,
J. H. Fordham, private, Co. K.

From the Potsdam Courier and Freeman.
The Killed and Wounded in Northern New York Regiments.
List of killed and wounded in the 106th Regt., N. Y. V., from June 1st to June 4th, 1864.
Lt. Col. Townsend, killed.
Maj. A. N. McDonald, missing.
Co. A—WOUNDED.—E. A. Barney, neck,
slight; W. G. Dorothy, head, slight.
Co. B—KILLED.—Lieut. James Bayne; A. Salsbury.
Wounded.—A. L. Bellinger, arm, slight; J. Sprague, leg, slight; L. D. Varney, arm, severe; J. Gibb, shoulder, severe; N. C. Robinson, side, slight; J. Philips, head, severe; Corp. E. Putney, neck, slight; J. Page, face, slight; Corp. P. J. Kelly, missing.
Co. C—KILLED.—Corp. A. J. Hitchcock; Corp. T. H. Nott; Priv. M. Bromling.
WOUNDED.—Sergt. E. A. Buckman, back, slight; Corp. H. Balentine, arm, side, leg, severe; Corp. E. Robertson, foot, severe; Private A. Beebe, hand, severe; S. Carter, thigh, severe; H. Carr, bowels, severe; A. Elliott, ear, slight; G. D. Eustis, hand, severe; G. Fieldson, hand, severe; J. Farden, head, severe; W. Keck, arm, severe; H. Liscomb, foot, severe; P. K. Reed, arm, severe; E. Sayer, hip, severe; J. Vosburgh, ankle, severe; G. E. Rounds, ankle, slight; J. R. Chambers, arm severe; H. Philips, thigh, severe. Corp. F. Clark, Privates W. H. Tyler, W. Philips, missing.
Co. D.—WOUNDED—J. Winters, shoulder, severe; Sergt. W. K. Best, thigh, slight.
Co. E—WOUNDED.—Lieut. C. N. Munson, mortally; Corp. M. E. Howard, leg, severe; Corp. C. Stratton, thigh, severe; O. McArthur, arm and leg, severe; A. Inman, shoulder, severe; S. Gero, thigh, severe; F. Radway, wounded and missing; M. W. Russell, hand, slight; A. C. Drake, wrist, severe; W. O. Mack, head, slight; B. Stratton, head, slight; T. Royal, thigh, severe; J. B. Scott, hip, severe; Charles Hull, missing.
Co. E—KILLED.—Corp. E. R. Andrews.
WOUNDED.—Orville Hutchinson, leg, Bernard Spier, leg. Justus Durant, missing.
Co. G—KILLED.—Lieut. A. B. Blackman; R. E. Allen. 
WOUNDED.—Corp. M. Corbyn; A. Fulsom, arm; J. Deneen, shoulder; E. Richardson, ankle.
Co. H—Killed.—Warren J. Ferris; Oliver Newton.
WOUNDED.—Corp. J. H. Bronson, head, severe; Isaac M. Warren, leg amputated; Henry J. Johnson, face, severe. A. Coburn, A. A. Dennis, Almanso Stancliff, missing.
Co. I—KILLED.—Lieut. C. W. Shepard.
Wounded.—Sergt. R. C. Monroe, leg, slight; Corp. B. Cooke, thigh, severe; Corp. C. F. Huntley, groin, severe; Corp. R. H. Wood, head, slight; M. Armstrong, head, slight; A. Brown, leg, slight; J. Persel, leg, slight; M. Laduke, groin, severe; C. H. Huntington, neck, severe; J. Leary, back; S. Peck, head, slight; J. A. Paddock, leg, slight; W. Isaacs, leg, slight; D. Modix, groin, severe; N. peck, thigh, slight; P. Ells, shoulder, slight; J. Conklin, hand, severe; L. Smith, wounded and missing; Lieut. C. Lang, missing.
Co. K—KILLED.—A. J. Banister, O. W. Spencer, Isaac White, Wounded.—Capt. J. D. McBroom, arm, slight; Lieut. H. S. Hepburn, face, slight; Sergt. D. Boothe, thigh, severe; Sergt John W. Billings, head, slight; Corp. S. Littlejohn, shoulder, severe; B. C. Thayer, leg, slight; Edward Ives, breast, mortally; J. E. Vanorman, arm; H. H. Oakley, wrist; Wm. Leonard, arm; Francis Wescott, foot; Asa Murry, Harvey Brown, Nelson Copeland, missing.

From the Ogdensburg Journal.
Casualties in the 106th Regiment.
Sunday Evening, July 10, 1864.
The following is a list of the casualties of this Regiment in the battle of Monocacy Junction, July 9th:
Co. A.—Killed—Henry D. Marsh. Wounded— Sergts. N. Y. Collins, hand; D. Young, hip; Corp. C. Pike, neck; Pts. F. Dorothy, hand; E. Tambling, hand; A. Miller, breast.
Co. B.—Killed—Capt. A. J. Hooker, Pt. Wm. A. Booth. Wounded—Corps. ____ Taylor, hand; Wm. Hydren, prisoner; Pts. M. Dillenbeck, prisoner; S. Wooley, leg; A. Lagoe, ankle; Wm. Jameson, prisoner.
Co. C—Killed—Michael Bressett, Wounded—Sergt. L. W. Wilson, hand and head; F. Dana, arm; J. Williams, leg.
Co. D.—Wounded—Lieut. T. Shaw, ankle; Sergts. C. W. Goodrich, hip; A. E. Haskell, head; Corp. Wm. Heckell, prisoner; A. Nugin, prisoner; S. W. Phelps, hand; James Turner, killed.
Co. E.—Killed—Lt. John Kingston, Corp. Kate Wheeler. Wounded—Lyman Herriman. face; H. E. Collins, hand; Moses Lamire, head.
Co. F.—Wounded—Capt. N. J. Chamberlain, prisoner; Sergt. N. J. Stearns, prisoner; Corp A. Patterson, prisoner; Pts. I. Rivers, prisoner R. Bennett, head; S. Banyle, leg; A. Bell, shoulder; B. Dishaw, leg; P. Lanene, head; C. Sucese, both legs; P. Snackal, arm. 
Co. G.—Killed—A. Powers, Phineas P. Carson, Simeon Coal, A. W. Livermare, Warner Newton. Wounded—Capt. E. M. Paine, hip; Sergt. A. Landon, neck; Corp. John Carroll, leg; Pts. L. Hutchinson, leg; J. White, leg; S. C. Winnie, leg; A. Mayett, side; L. W. Seeler, thigh; C. Hall, neck and arm; D. Miller, side; Wm. B. Gillispie, head.

Co. H.—Killed—Sergt. W. H. Conger, Pt. Joseph Eldred. Wounded—Sergt. L. B. Austin, leg; Corps. E. A. Keyes, leg; J. Irish, leg; J. S. Oaty, head; Pts. D. Richards, leg; J. C. Libbs, back; Theran Dawnes, leg; Patrick Johnson, face.
Co. I.—Wounded—Sergt. A. Wilder, neck; Corp. H. M. Trickey, hand.; N. Peck, breast; E. Schoolcraft, arm; P. Coleman, breast. 
Co. K.—Killed—Joseph Kinney. Wounded—Corps. W. S. Barber, leg; W. B. Whit, hip, A. C. Johnson, arm; Pts. H. B. Gates, shoulder; J. Lawns, face; Wm. Gatham, thigh; H. W. Stowe, breast; G. L. Seaver, arm.
There are about 150 missing. Some of them may yet come in.
Yours, &c,
Cap't. Commanding Regiment.

This battle in which so many of the 106th fell, was fought on the 9th (Saturday.) The New York Herald correspondent says of the fight:
It seems that a heavy force of infantry appeared in his, Gen. Walker's front at the junction about noon, and engaged his advance with determined vigor. Our men met and fought them in the same manner, and repulsed the first onslaught; but, the enemy being immediately reinforced on both wings, we were obliged to fall back.
In the confusion it is impossible to obtain a full list of casualities [sic], although many of the wounded have arrived here in hospital. Among the losses in killed wounded and missing the following officers are reported:—
Brigadier General Daniel Tyler, missing.
[This, doubtless, should be General E. B. Tyler, who commanded a brigade under General Wallace, and who was at Frederick Junction on Thursday last.—General Tyler was relieved of his command in the Department on April 2, 1864, and has since resigned the service.
The following is a list of the killed and wounded in the 106th as far as we can ascertain: 
Captain Paine, commanding regiment, wounded and prisoner.
Captain Chamberlain, wounded and prisoner.
Lieutenant G. D. Powell, killed.
Captain Hooker, killed.
Lieut. Kingston, killed,
Captain Robertson, killed.
Capt. Day, wounded and prisoner.
G. W. Hay,
Franklin B. Dorothy,
Alexander Wilder,
Henry V. Gates,
Charles Sneesie,
Peter Snachel,
Abraham Iago,
John Dongle,
Daniel Richard,
H. Collins,
Step S. Russell,
Lewis P. Chandlier,
Ora D. Hawley,
Franklin Tanner,
A. C. Johnson,
Theron Douner,
Hartwell M. Frichey.
The New York Tribune gives the lowing details of the fight:
About 8 o'clock on Saturday evening our troops moved down the Frederick pike, and threw out a heavy line of skirmishers in a half circle towards Harper's Ferry Pike.
Our pickets were soon driven in, and our skirmishers fell back slowly. Our guns were ordered to open fire, and we shelled the enemy, but their guns were vastly superior to ours, and replied vigorously.
This artillery fight was kept up several hours, the Rebel column advancing steadily under cover of their batteries.—We kept t h e enemy at bay for hours, and would have held him in check had he not received reinforcements.
The fighting was desperate on both sides. The enemy had four lines of battle.
We held the railroad bridge until three o'clock, when an order was given to retire, which we did in good order. The foot bridge over the Monocacy was destroyed. 
The enemy followed us cautiously, and threw a few shells at our rear guard.
General Tyler, commanding our right wing, defending the stone bridge, fought bravely. Sixty of his men fell at one charge. Gen. Tyler is missing and is believed to be captured, as he was surrounded, and his men cut their way through.
Several of our officers were killed.
We did not lose a single gun nor a flag, and but few prisoners.

The Colors of the 106th.—Capt. P. Robertson.
At a meeting of the officers of the 106th N. Y. V., Col. McDonald presiding, held at the Seymour House, on Thursday evening it was voted to present the colors of the regiment to Gov. Fenton, to be deposited in the archives of the State, and Capt. Peter Robertson was unanimously selected to discharge the duty of conveying them to Albany and making the presentation. This we esteem a wise disposal of the colors of this gallant regiment, and vastly preferable to the mode adopted by the officers of the 142d, who we understand presented their colors to Col. Barney. The archives of the State are the proper depositary of these flags. There they will be preserved with the most religious care for hundreds of years, and where through long years of coming time they will be silent yet eloquent testimonials of the gallantry of the men who bore them through the bloody scenes of the great rebellion. There is nothing in the history of the 106th that does not make it desirable to have its flags deposited where the public can see them. On their folds are inscribed twenty-three battles in which the regiment was engaged in three years service. Amid the collection of flags presented by most of the regiments from New York, the colors of the 106th will attract the attention of the visitor not only from the battle inscriptions, but from their great beauty, and the fact that they were the free will offering of the laides [sic] of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties to as noble an organization of heroes as have responded to the call of an imperiled country, and no Northern New Yorker's cheek will tingle by a comparison of the deeds of their representatives with those from any other section of the State.
In selecting Capt. Peter Robertson to perform the pleasant duty of making the presention [sic], a deserved compliment was paid to a brave and worthy soldier. Capt. Robertson contributed of his time, his efforts, and his limited means, liberally to raise the 106th, and went out with the regiment a First Lieutenant of Company C. He has been with it through every battle except one—Winchester—in the Valley, when though too sick to keep on his feet, he followed the regiment to the point of duty and danger.
In the fall of 1863 he received a gunshot wound through the left arm at the battle of Locust Grove, on the advance to Mine Run, but recovered before the regiment was again engaged. In May 1864 he crossed the Rapidan and fought through the terrible battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, and Cold Harbor coming out of the latter in temporary command of the regiment. Again at the sanguinary battle of Monocacy where the regiment came out of the fight with but three officers and one hundred and ten men the command temporarily devolved on Capt. Robertson, and again at Fisher's Hill, he took command. He left here with the regiment on the 28th day of August 1862, and came back at the head of his company on the 26th of June 1865. Through all this period he timed his leaves of absence so as be present with the regiment on the day of battle, and it requires no very great perception to discover that he possesses as much of the affection and esteem of the regiment as any other man.
During the service of the regiment he has exerted his best endeavors to keep friends at home posted on the movements in the field, by corresponding for the columns of this paper, and we believe our files contain the names of all men of the 106th, who have died in the field, been killed or wounded in battle, or been taken prisoners, as well as the promotions made in the regiment.
In the absence of ranking officers in prison and in hospital he has been a lion in the path of outsiders, who with influence and political power attempted to secure the places awaiting the return of the unfortunates, fighting them off, by every fair means, and thus defending the rights of his brother officers and men.
At the bare suggestion from Capt. Robertson that a new flag was needed, the ladies came to the rescue and obtained the handsome one he is now delegated by his brother officers to convey to Albany. Modest and retiring, and working always for the promotion of others, he comes back Captain when his abilities and devotion entitled him to higher honors. His reward will come hereafter.

ANOTHER FALLEN SOLDIER.—We give below an extract from a letter which will be of interest to quite a. circle of friends of him whom a comrade so warmly speaks of. Deceased resided here formerly, and moved hence to Watertown, where he enlisted in t h e 106th Regiment, in which there was a number of Syracuse and Onondaga County boys:
CAMP OF 106TH REGT., April 16, 1865.
MR. A. BARTES: Dear Sir,—Having been a very intimate friend of your son Elam for the past year, and knowing personally a good deal about his last days, I thought I would improve the first opportunity to write you particulars of his death, and how I disposed of such things as he left in my possession. He had been my bunk mate for nearly a year past, and had always been a brother to me, sharing with me his extra luxuries; when either of us received anything from home or friends we always shared it together, and I could not feel worse if I had lost a brother than I do at parting with him. He has fallen in battle, with many other brave comrades, while nobly fulfilling his duty to his country; but I can not yet fully realize that he has forever left this world—it seems to me more a dream than a reality. He was ever loved and respected by all who knew him; he had not an enemy in the company or regiment, and the loss of a noble and brave comrade like Elam is deeply felt by all of us. He was always so cheerful and happy, so mild and pleasing in his ways, so generous hearted and honest in all his dealings with his comrades, that they could not but love and admire him.
A few days before his death he spoke frequently of the then pending battles, as we were then expecting to be called into action at any moment, and would often say to me that if he could only live to reach home once more it was all his heart desired. The day before his death he was quite uneasy, his looks showing great anxiety of mind, and he spoke several times of a dream that he had a few nights previous—of his being in battle and getting wounded very badly. He seemed to be partially warned that he was soon to die. I did not pay much attention to his words and expressions then, but have often thought of them since. He went to bed that night feeling about as well as usual, and dropped to sleep before I went to bed. We were called up about ten o'clock, when I awoke him, but having been on picket duty the two nights previous he did not get fairly aroused, and went to sleep again. I passed out of the tent and went down to the breast-works, while one of the boys went back to see why he did not come out. He found Elam asleep, and awoke him, when he came out to the breastworks. He asked me if we were going any further, and I told him I thought we were going out to support the picket line. Little did I dream then that in the morning we were to charge the enemy's works. 
We soon moved out and formed line of battle in rear of the picket-line, and laid there until morning. When the order to charge came, he was one of the foremost in the company. He lived to reach the enemy's breastworks, and to see the rebels scatter in all directions; this gave him new courage, and he pressed forward to the crest of a hill, where we halted to re-form our lines. Then moving down the hill into the swamp our lines became very much scattered and broken, and I lost sight of him. Presently we charged and took possession of another fort on the opposite side of the swamp; the last seen of Elam leaving him within the walls of this fort. But we were driven out from here, and while falling back into the swamp, he was overtaken by the fatal ball. I did not know he was hit until the charge was all over. His body remained within the rebel lines a few moments, when the lost ground was recovered, and a sergeant of our company who saw him fall went to him. Elam was alive, but did not recognize his friend. As soon as the charge was over I commenced looking for him, and, on inquiring of one of the boys, learned that he was wounded. I went immediately back to him, but he had breathed his last before I reached him.
Yours very respectfully,
Franklin Tanner,
Co. A, 106th Regt., N. Y. S. V.