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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 6 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 6 6 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 5 5 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 2 2 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 2 2 Browse Search
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An interesting letter. the first Virginia regiment--their Experience in the camp — brave and popular officers — Lists of Promotions, killed and wounded — a tribute to a brave soldier — facts and Incident, &c. [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Camp near Centreville. Dec. 4, 1861 While watchful thousands, distant from the of operations, are awaiting, with anxious hearts and bated breath, the commencement of the great conflict which, in the nature of things, it would seem must inevitably within a few days or weeks; and while the two main bodies of the mighty opposing hosts seem to be "in dread silence repeated. It may perhaps be gratifying to the numerous friends of the 1st Virginia regiment to learn something of events transpiring within and directly concerning that particular corps. Pound, as almost all of its members by the strongest of human to many of the citizens of Richmond, I that its destiny is of vital concern portion of your readers, an
pressed the opinion that the present Congress would take such action as would abolish slavery in the Southern States, and it cannot then live in the Border States any length of time. To verify the predictions of distinguished officials, we will, before another week, have some starling and glorious news. Your readers will not have to look long in vain. Instructions to M'Clellan respecting Fugitive slaves. The following has just been made public Department of State,Washington, Dec. 4, 1861. To Major-General George B. McClellan, Washington City: General: --I am directed by the President to call your attention to the following subject: Persons claiming to be held to service or labor under the laws of the State of Virginia, and actually employed in hostile service against the Government of the United States, frequently escape from the lines of the enemy's forces, and are received within the lines of the Army of the Potomac. This Department understands that such per