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ery house. To this is added the position of the troops during the battle, given in conventional signs. A competent draftsman was employed to give an exact delineation of the surface of the grounds in hill and valley. The context is compiled from the reports of officers. If this book and the maps prove correct, it will meet with a ready sale, and I shall take the earliest opportunity after its publication of examining it and of giving my opinion to those who choose to receive it. Christmas eve I made a flying trip up the country, and spent a few hours with some friends at Front Royal. Starting late in the evening, we arrived at nine o'clock, and after spending a few happy hours, returned by the train at three. Riding entirely in the night, I was unable to learn much of the country or the town, but fancied it very pleasant. The journey back by moonlight was delightful, and I was reminded of a little German poem which I have translated, and beg to introduce here. The Midn
From the Peninsula. rumors of an attack — our troops Anxious for a fight — a skirmish near New Market — the enemy repulsed, &c. [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] York County, Va. Dec. 24. For the last two or three weeks, this peninsula has been in a whirl of excitement. Rumor after rumor in rapid succession has prevailed, of an immediate attack on Yorktown. The rapid movement of troops from point to point, has led many to believe there was serious foundation for these rumors. The military, almost without exception, have hoped there might be a fight on hand, for they are tired of the mere routine of the camp, and want something a little more stirring. Besides, they say they came here to fight, and long to meet the invaders, not doubting the result. But some of the citizens — especially those without "the lines"--have been alarmed, not doubting that if the vandals do advance, the scenes which have been enacted in the vicinity of Hampton would be
The battle of Drainsville. Reinforcements sent — the probable loss of the enemy — Heroism of the ladies — the suffering of our troops from cold, &c. [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch] Camp near Centasvills, Fairfax county, Va. Dec. 24th. About 9 o'clock last Friday night an order was received calling out cur regiment (the 18th Virginia) to repair as hurriedly as possible to Drainsville, the scene of conflict of the previous day. We marched as fast as we could without going at the double quick. We arrived at or near a church, known as the Frying-pan Church, about 2 o'clock of the same night. We had no blankets with us at all — simply our overcoats — to protect us from the rigor of the cold. We procured fence calls, which we diddled with case; after which we laid down on the naked earth.--Some of our regiment, however, remained up the remainder of the night. At early dawn the next morning the drum beat the signal for the formation of our regiment. We
Charge of Homicide. --A free boy of color named Beverly Randolph, was arraigned before the Mayor on Saturday, upon a charge of killing a fellow-apprentice, named John Henry Ashby, at the barber shop of Robert Francis, on Main street, below 17th. Robert Francis testified that on Christmas Eve Beverly was waiting upon a customer, when John asked him for a knife, and he soon afterward learned that John was stabbed. Beverly said he did not do it intentionally, and was only "projecting" (i. e., playing) with John. This was about half-past 10 o'clock on Tuesday night, and the boy died on Thursday morning, between 1 and 2. Wm. Phillips testified that he was in the barber-shop on Tuesday night, and Beverly was waiting upon him. John asked Beverly for a knife, and the latter replied that it was "up yonder; don't be fooling with me." Another boy pointed to where the knife lay, and John reached up for it; but Beverly got hold of it, and the other tried to take it from him Bever
f France. Albert J. Dezeyk, of Iowa, Consul at Toronto. Andrew J. Caruthers, of the District of Columbia, Consul at Martinique. Robert Haley, of California, Consul at Manzanilla. William Pickering, of Illinois, Governor of Washington Territory. Francis A. Ryan, of Wisconsin, Register of Public Lands at Neosho. James H. Lane, of Kansas, Brigadier-General of Volunteers. Arrest of an alleged Spy. The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald, dated Dec. 24, says: A man who has a farm near Hunter's Chapel, Va., named V. P. Corbitt, was arrested in Gen. McCall's camp yesterday, charged with having communicated with the enemy. He is publisher of a map of the "Seat of War." His loyalty has long been suspected. Cotton coats — the Naval Retiring law. The Washington Star, of the 23d inst., says: The clothing of the "secesh" taken in the recent battle at Drainsville proves that the enemy are, indeed, intense sufferers for want o
Late from Missouri. Nashville, Dec. 29. --Dispatches published, dated at Jeffersonville, Dec. 24th, States that Gen. Price's army retreated from Osceola on the 20th. The latest accounts of Price are that he was at Hermansville and was hurrying to the South. A letter dated at Cairo, and published in the Cincinnati Commercial, says that the rebels have sunk in the channel at Columbus scows and wharf boats loaded with rock, and have suspended chain cables across the river; also, that submarine batteries have been placed in the deepest part of the river. They fired their galvanic batteries into a gun- boat, the Mound City, by way of a trial, on Saturday last, at a dstance of 550 yards. Two balls took effect, making slight indentations and starting the rivets, but did not splinter the wood behind the iron.