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The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], Military Works. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Rev. Jone C. McCare, D. D.
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.
The Daily Dispatch: July 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Notice to our Subscribers. (search)
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
The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Peculiarities. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], The enemy in the
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.
The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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
The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Army in the northwest. (search)