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The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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Mr. Ten Broeck has won £2,000 in a match between his American colt Umpire and a horse named Tom Bowline. Tom Bowline had previously beaten the winner of the last Derby. An old quarrel between Anderson Davenport and Col. James Critcher, of Gunterville, Ala., was ended on the 9th inst., by the death of the former in a fight with the latter. Elizabeth Anderson and Elizabeth Thompson, two courtesans, have been arrested at Fairmont, Va., for placing obstructions on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track. The barn of John Churchman, in Augusta co., Va., with a carriage, agricultural implements, &c., was burnt on the 14th inst., loss $7,000. Daniel Coyne, a native of New York, is said to be the wealthiest merchant of Athens, Greece, having accumulated a fortune of $6,000,000. Willenghby H. Stallings, residing near Warrenton, N. C., was killed on the 12th inst., by the accidental explosion of a pistol he was handling. Blondin is going to give up rope-walkin
vernment proofs, sooner than it can be done at the Armory here. We are informed that requisition has been made on the War Department for 1,000 more of the smooth-bore percussion musket, and it is supposed that there are about 4,000 now in the hands of the volunteers. We shall soon have, therefore, 10,000 of them. 10,000 flintlock muskets, of the United States make, equal to quality to the others, and with flints in them, have been reserved by the Commissioners from the arms sold to Mr. Anderson, until 5,000 of the new rifle musket have been manufactured. These reserved muskets are such as the Army used in Mexico, and are considered, by high authority, as not at all inferior to the percussion musket. A contract has been made for the requisite accoutrements, 500 sets of which have been delivered, and the delivery will progress at the rate of at least 300 sets a week until the wants of the volunteers are supplied. The State, therefore, is nearly ready to send 20,000 infantry
which is a tributary of the Chickahominy. The Yankees have advanced up as far as the Drill room, on John Gathright's place at Newmarket. On Tuesday they burnt Cornelius Crew's house, on Malvern Hill. The location of the fight on Tuesday was near Russell's mill, between the Darbytown and Charles City roads. The enemy, in a furious charge, succeeded in breaking through Wright's brigade, but was speedily driven back, with terrible slaughter, by Lane's North Carolina brigade and some of Anderson's and Benning's Georgians. That portion of the enemy who held the works to our left were charged by one hundred and fifty of our men, driven back, and thus our original lines were re-established. In this charge we captured six hundred prisoners, a stand of colors and several hundred fine arms. Prisoners report that the Yankee General Ferrero, dancing master and commander of negro troops, was killed. The enemy's force on this side of the river is said to be composed of the Tenth and
harpshooters, our men were not able to stand at their guns. The bomb-proofs were only capable of covering two hundred and fifty men out of the garrison; the rest were exposed to bombardment. Up to the time Captain Vass left, the commander, Colonel Anderson, had said nothing about capitulation; but he saw signs of demoralization in the garrison. Some of the officers expressed decided opinions in favor of surrender; they thought the place would be taken and there would be a frightful waste of life to no purpose. The men saw little or no hope of relief since the Tennessee was lost and they much exhausted by skirmishing all day and working in the fort at night. Captain Vass states that, up to the time he left, Colonel Anderson behaved with great resolution and spirit, gallantly exposing himself and urging his line of skirmishers to maintain its ground. It was the night after Captain Vass left that General Page passed over to Fort Gaines. Captain Vass is of the opinion that Fort M
mitted to jail. Polly Jacobs was charged with stealing a pocketbook, containing twenty-five dollars in Confederate States notes and six dollars in Yankee greenbacks, the property of a free negro man named Samuel Forsyth. Polly, when called to the stand, made a statement which threw the guilt upon a negro named John, slave to Samuel Forsyth. John was, therefore, ordered to be whipped and Polly discharged. Jacob Mœbus preferred a charge of trespass against Mary, slave of William Allen. Upon a hearing of the case, suspicious were excited that she was a runaway, whereupon the Mayor committed her to jail till such time as her owner can be communicated with. H. L. Wigand was fined ten dollars for giving his pass to Elizabeth Anderson, a free negro. Henry Williams was fined twenty dollars for buying melons in the Second Market to sell again and had his purchase confiscated. Several other fines were imposed upon different parties charged with committing nuisances.