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Absent, but not forgotten. --The Mayor received yesterday a note from the Superintendent of city fortifications, near Fairfield, stating that one hundred and fifty of the free negroes sent thither to labor had deserted and failed to answer at roll-call. This conduct may necessitate the adoption of more stringent regulations in regard to them. One follow, Seaton Anderson by name, left the works two hours after being brought thither by Mr. Wicks, a policeman.
Colored fracas. --Daniel, slave of Cosby & Anderson; Booke, slave of Phillip Rabm, and Frank Anderson, free, were ordered corporeal inflictions yesterday for violating the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth by fighting in one of the streets of this city.
The Daily Dispatch: August 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Remarkable instance of Canine attachment (search)
The Chain-gang. --The war destroyed, among other things, the integrity and standing of that valuable adjunct of the local correctional police, the Chain-Gang. The members has dwindled down to two or three, and of late it has not been operating. There is some chance of its revival, however, for a new member, Seaton Anderson, was added thereto yesterday, by order of the Mayor. Seaton is a host within himself. As a member of the gang, he will be ornamented with a ball and chain and b to work for nothing. As a free colored denizen, he could have "assisted" in the erection of our fortifications, at the rate of $11 per month and board; but he was too lazy to do so, having left the fortifications two hours after being placed at work.
etired to Lafayette and massed a force at that place, taking possession of the gaps of Pigeon Mountain directly in front of General Thomas's column. The rebel force had been made formidable by new additions from Johnston, Hindman, Buckner, and Maury. Deserters report the enemy now superior in numbers to the army they had at the battle of Murfreesboro'. Among the divisions are Cheatham's, Deyes's, Claiborne's, Buckner's Stuart's, Hindman's, Slaughter's, and detached brigades of Jackson and Anderson — in all thirty-five brigades of infantry, not less than sixty-five thousand men. Thus formidable in numbers and position, Rosecrans was compelled to concentrate his forces, necessarily much scattered in crossing the Lookout Mountains. The lines of the opposing armies may now be represented as a crescent, shaped by the Pigeon Mountains, which extend like the are of a circle around Lafayette. The rebels hold the interior and we the exterior lines. The two forces are within a few mile
to have the look-taken-from the door, for which complaint was made and a mass of testimony on each side given. His Honor bound Mr. and Mrs. Rupert over to keep the peace in the sum of $150 each, thereby conceding to the complainants the right to the passage way. Rupert's entrance is through his store. Dick, slave of the city of Richmond, was ordered twenty lashes for having in his possession on Saturday night last a lot of coat, supposed to have been stolen from the gashouse. Seaton Anderson, charged with being a runaway from the batteries, was sent back after a hearing by the Mayor yesterday. A charge was preferred against James, slave of James Moore, of being out after hours without a proper pass and having a pair of shoes in his possession supposed to be stolen. Jim proved his right to the shoes, and, in consideration of his promise never to appear out again after hours without proper credentials, he was discharged. Wm. Forrest, the young man charged before th
th feloniously and maliciously setting fire to the house of Mr. Tompkins. The evidence against the accused is said to be strong; but, the alleged offence having been committed in the county of Henrico, the parties were sent to a county magistrate for examination, and therefore no testimony was called out before the Mayor. George Knauff and Henry Breill, charged with fighting in the street, were each required to pay a fine of $20 and give security to keep the peace and be of good behavior for twelve months. Mary Ann Carr was charged with keeping a disorderly house; but, the complainant not appearing when the case was called, the accused was discharged. Aaron, slave of Joseph R. Anderson, and Lewis, slave of James Powell, charged with stealing a bag of coal, were each ordered to receive twenty lashes. Seaton Anderson, a free negro without papers, arrested with a lot of turnips and potatoes in his possession, supposed to have been stolen, was sent to the batteries.