Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: December 10, 1861., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for April, 12 AD or search for April, 12 AD in all documents.

Your search returned 5 results in 2 document sections:

Army of the Potomac. [our own correspondent.] Outpost, near Fairfax, Dec. 4th. On the morning of December 1st an order was issued to Capt. T. L. Rosser, 2d company Washington Artillery, to proceed to the outposts with his battery, with a full complement of men and horses, to relieve Latham's Battery, there on duty. Although suffering from a recent illness he made hasty preparations, and in less than half an hour was on Fairfax road. Desiring to see something more of life on the advance posts, I gladly accepted his kind invitation to accompany the battery, and am now writing from the bivouac, about one and a half miles this side the town of Fairfax. Perhaps an idea of outpost duty may not be amiss at the beginning of my letter. In maintaining an army in the face of an enemy the general principles as well as the details are interesting. Some miles before, but still within supporting distance, a commander places his advance guard. From this guard the advance pickets, t
hern papers received at this office we make up the following summary of news: Congressional proceedings. Washington Dec. 4 --In the Senate, yesterday, a resolution expelling John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, now an officer in the rebel a brewing in this department, and that whoever is hit will feel the blow. Interesting from Missouri. Sedalia,Mo., Dec. 4. --The country west of here is again reported to be overrun by numerous bands of from 50 to 75 men, who represent tlast, from Sligo, Ireland. Retaliation in the case of Ex Minister Faulkner--condition of Gen. Lander. Washington, Dec. 4. --Mr. Colfax, of Indiana, who offered the resolution in the House yesterday requesting the President to impose theoon, the first time since he was wounded. He is impatient to rejoin his command. From Kentucky. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 4. --A letter to the Democrat, from Somerset, on the Cumberland river, says that Haskins's Union troops, encamped nea