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The Daily Dispatch: may 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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Congress, has decided to call into service, for the frontier, one regiment of Infantry from that gallant little State. This will be gratifying intelligence to the noble spirits resident in the "land of flowers," who are so eager to occupy a "prominent place in the picture." Col. G T. Waul, well known as the able, eloquent, and fearless leader of the old Whig party of Florida, arrived here to-day, and will take his seat as a member in Congress tomorrow. He is the successor of Col. J. Patten Anderson, who now commands a regiment of Cavalry at Pensacola. It should be borne in mind that the Railroad Convention, which met in this city on Friday last, and represented by Presidents of those corporations, have an extent of railroad track of over 4,375 miles, and represented a funded capital amounting to $107,670,000. The policy pursued by this Convention had elicited the warmest commendation. There are comparatively but few of the military to be seen in the streets and hotel
Major Anderson and Fort Sumter. --The President has expressed his official approval of Major Anderson's conduct at Fort Sumter, as follows : "War Department." "Washington, April 22, 1861. " Major Robert Anderson, late Commanding Officer at Fort Sumter :-- My dear sir : I am directed by the President of the United States to communicate to you, and through you to the officers and men under your command at Forts Moultrie and Sumter, the approbation of the Government of your and Major Anderson's conduct at Fort Sumter, as follows : "War Department." "Washington, April 22, 1861. " Major Robert Anderson, late Commanding Officer at Fort Sumter :-- My dear sir : I am directed by the President of the United States to communicate to you, and through you to the officers and men under your command at Forts Moultrie and Sumter, the approbation of the Government of your and their judicious and gallant conduct there, and to tender to you and them the thanks of the Government for the same. "Simon Cameron, Sec'y of War." I am, very respectfully,