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al troops express themselves sadly disappointed at not taking or killing Johnson, as he has been a very troublesome man to the Unionists by reason of his thorough knowledge of the localities thereabout. Affairs in Alexandria. Alexandria, July 1. --The Confederate killed by the Pennsylvania 4th picket, named Henry C. Hanes, is a well-known citizen of Richmond, and orderly sergeant of the Letcher Guards. He was buried to-day by citizens here, his body having been transferred to thehas gone to Clarksburg on the Parkersburg road. General Morris is in command of the Phillippi forces. The troops here and those stationed along the railroad from Parkersburg and Wheeling to Piedmont are commanded by General Hill. Grafton, July 1.--A skirmish took place at Bowman's, twelve miles from Cheat river bridge, yesterday, between portions of the 15th and 16th Ohio and the first Virginia (Union) Regiments and a company of Secession cavalry. The Federal troops were sent to pro
Correspondence of the Richmond DispatchMathias' Point — engagement There — the enemy routed--nine Yankees certainly killed, &c. Port Conway, Va., July 1. Our hitherto quiet little county, which has almost grown proverbial for the peaceable and law-abiding character of its citizens, and so free from public commotions of any sort that it has been regarded by some of our neighboring counties as comparatively insignificant, has suddenly become the theatre of important military operations. Point Mathias, fifteen miles below and in sight of Aquia Creek, has for some time past been nursed by the enemy with steam-tugs, and occasionally with ships of a larger growth; but no serious attempt was made by the vandals to land and obtain a foothold possession of the Point, until a few days ago. On Thursday last, a company of 75 Yankees landed under the guns of a steamer, and undertook the erection of a battery a few yards from the edge of a high bluff that overlooks the Potomac for ma
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Loudoun. Middleburg, Loudoun, Va., July 1. I came to this place in private conveyance from Charlottesville via Manassas Junction, and my heart was made glad by the kindly greetings and liberal hospitality met with at every point. There are no strangers now in Virginia, but all are recognized as members of the same family, and heart speaks to heart, though they may never have met before. At Orange Court-House I inquired if there were any hotels on the read that I expected to travel, and I was told that they were obsolete institutions; that I could stop anywhere and I would find open doors, a bountiful board, and welcome reception, without money and without price, which I found the case everywhere. This was particularly grateful to my feelings, as it was not only kindness shown to one traveling with a soldier, but it indicated that the fires of '76 were burning upon every altar. I met with none who were not willing to give
Execution. --A man named Cotton alias King, known to have been the person who stole several horses from the environs of Memphis last winter, stole two valuable horses belonging respectively to Mr. S. Turner and K. Underwood, of the Helena Shield. This last theft was committed during the sunshine of last Friday, at Helena, Ark., and in it Cotton was aided by one Cain, now in jail for the offence. Cotton or King was tried by a committee and hung on Saturday.-- Memphis (Tenn.) Argus, July 1.
Arrival of the Pony Express, Fort Kearney, July 1. --The Pony Express, with the following summary of news, passed here this morning: The Republican State Convention of California had met in Sacramento and dominated Leland Stanford for Governor. The platform adopted endorses the Administration, denounces Secession and the doctrine that State allegiance is superior to that of the National Government. The Convention also adopted resolutions expressing a profound grief at the death of Senator Douglas. Demonstrations of mourning at the death of Douglas have been general throughout the State. Fifteen wagons of the Overland Telegraph Company left Carson Valley on the 17th, loaded with poles and wire for Fort Churchill, where the first work was to be commenced about the 19th. Poles had already been contracted for about three hundred miles from Fort Churchill eastward, and the line will be extended at the rate of five miles per day. samuel H. Dash, a prominent ci
of Petition. We published a few days ago an account of the seizure of a petition, in the hands of Mr. Gulon, by the police of New York. This in famous attack upon the dearest rights of freemen, in the principal city of the free States, is arousing the people of New York to a sense of the degradation which is in store for them, and of the fatal consequences of the military despotism which has now supplanted the Constitutional Government of the United States. The Journal of Commerce, of July 1 in a leader, says: An extraordinary proceeding was chronicled in the city news department of the New York papers on Saturday morning, in which copies of a petition numerously signed by citizens of New York, and addressed to the President of the United States, were seized, taken from the possession of those to whom they had been confided, and conveyed to the headquarters of the police, where they are detained for public exhibition. It is not shown that any proceedings have been had to
The enemy in the Sound. --We learn a dispatch received last evening from Dr. garden, Mississippi City, that one of enemy's frigates, with a cutter and gun-boats, had again appeared in the Mississippi Sound, some distance inside of the Island. The gun-boats were cruising apparently taking soundings, and had chase and fired into a sail-boat.--New Or- Bulletin, July 1.
Latest from the Plains --The Pacific Telegraph, Etc.--St. Louis, July 1.--W. R. Stebbins, of the Missouri and Western Telegraph, arrived from a trip on the Plains this morning. The various trains sent out by the telegraph company are progressing satisfactorily. The first two hundred miles section beyond Fort Kearney is being constructed rapidly.--The advance trains of the Pacific company are probably by this time very near Fort Kearney. Mr. Stebbins reports having met some two hundred emigrant wagons bound for California, and four hundred to five hundred going to Pike's Peak, many of the latter being freight wagons. The California overland emigration is much larger than it has been any year since 1851.--The Overland Mail Transportation Company have doubled their stations, which are not more than twelve to fifteen miles apart, and are prepared to make schedule time. They commence daily service to-morrow, the pioneer coach leaving St. Joseph at that time. Mr. St
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.our course — murder — the crops, &c. O'Conner, Washington Co., Ga., July 1. I have an only son, and him I have offered on the altar of my country. I wish I had an hundred to send to the army, to do battle for the noble cause of liberty and independence. I did hope that the victory won by our fathers in the days which tried men's snouts, when Great Britain endeavored in vain to subjugate us, would have proved a lasting one, but alas! how soon does the most fine gold become dim. Not a single century has elapsed before our brethren — men boasting of our free institutions, and setting themselves forth as the champions of freedom per excellence, and philanthropists above all the rest — have undertaken to do the very same wicked thing which Great Britain undertook a great many years ago, and failed to accomplish — to crush out the spirits of liberty from as and to establish a despotic government over us, thus proving themselves tyrants
nts whipped a portion of Wise's army, near Buckhannon, Upshur county, killing seventeen and taking ninety-one prisoners, besides a large number of horses, with inconsiderable loss on our side. The enemy retreated and were as quickly pursued. Governor Wise has about 10,000 men in his command, and to oppose him General McClelland has 19,000. The absurdity of the foregoing is apparent to any one who knows the situation of affairs. Letters from our forces under Gen. Garnett, dated Monday, July 1st, report all quiet, with an occasional capture of a Federal prisoner. The following is Col. Heck's official dispatch to Gen. Garnett, communicating the particulars of the occupation of Buckhannon by a portion of the force under his command: Camp Garnett, June 28, 1861. Gen. Garnett, Com'g. forces N. W. Va. I have the honor to report that, in obedience to your orders, I left this camp for Buckhannon on the 26th instant, with a force amounting in all to three hundred men
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