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Death Of Lieut. Jewett

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S. P. Jewett, Esq., of this city, re turned on Monday frora a successful tri to the battle fielda of Gettysburg an viciuity, in aearch of the retuains of hi son Lieut. Aaron C. Jeweit, of the 6t Michigan Cavalry. Lieut. Jewett wa killed on the 6th inst. His regiment i company with the others composing th command of Gen. Kilpatrick had been harassing the rebels in their retreat from öettysburg, and after engaging them at Hagerstown on the 6th, had advanced towards Williamsport for the purpose of cutting off their wagon train. After proeeeding three or four miles fire was sudJenly opened from half a dozen rebel batteries, and at the first discharge Lieut. Jewett feil, killed by a shell. The cavalry was dismounted, adyanced as infantry, and after two or three hour fight retreated under cover of approaching darkness. Lieut. J. was buried by the rebels, and his remains were found by his father, from directions given by men participating in the fight, and brouqht home for interment. Lieut. Jewett has long lived in our city. He graduated at the Unireraity iu 1862, and immediately entered into the service of his country. He has proved a faithful soldier and good officer, and had he lived would have won a high position. Our whole community mingle their tears with those of his bereaved pareuts and sisters. - The funeral of Lieut. Jewett took place yesterday, at the Presbyterian Church, Dr. Tappan officiatiog. A company of Sharp-Shooters from Dearborn participatod in the exercises, burying their fellow-soldier with military honors. The flags in the city were displayed at half-mast during the day. GdP A Company is being organized at Monroe for the purpose of erecting Works and engaging in the manufacture of superior plate glass. It is claimcd the sand is the best in the country, and is inexhaustible. Wo hope that the project may be carried out.