Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Gen. Shields” in article pos=56 of The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1861., [Electronic resource]:

...s of sweet potatoes, alleged to have been brought from Accomac, Va., was seized in that city on Wednesday, by Deputy Marshal Williams. The New York Irish American states, positively, that Gen. Shields has not declined the commission of a Brigadier General, recently tendered him by President Lincoln: but that as soon as the intelligence of his appointment reaches him in Mexico where he has gone on ...
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