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The Daily Dispatch: June 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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ly take place before Saturday night. The gentleman is a confidential friend of Gen. B, and his statement may the more be relied on. It is unnecessary here to state where this is expected. L. H. Chandler, a prominent lawyer, took his departure from our city a day or two since. He is suspected of Abolition feelings and sentiments. He was accompanied by his family, and is greatly in debt to our people — In the late contest for the Presidency, this man took an active part, in advocacy of Mr. Bell. During the campaign he was accused by the Breckinridge elector for this district as unsound in his sentiments in 1848. The charge was gravely denied by Chandler, who affirmed that the Breckinridge elector was a liar. This led on to a challenge between the parties, but they were arrested before the affair came off. At that time, Mr. C. had many friends in this city, whose warmest sympathies were extended to him in repelling the charge. Alas! They placed too much confidence in him, and no
rthern view of matters in that section: I came back from Phillippi this evening. Communication is beginning to be threatened between Grafron and Phillippi. Mounted parties sent out last and Tuesday nights to engage the enemy's pickets, were fired upon Tuesday night by an ambuscade of the enemy, which instantly retreated. Last night a large party drove in the pickets, and then sent forward Ex-Speaker Gordon, late private in the 9th Indiana Regiment, now Major of the U. S. Army, and Horace Bell, hoping to draw out the enemy. These men, altogether unsupported, rode up until the enemy's camp sentries fired. They returned the fire. After a large number of shots were exchanged, which the darkness kept from being effective, they challenged the enemy to come out, and a perfect war of words ensued. The enemy couldn't be coaxed out. The party found the grave of Martin, of the 14th Ohio Regiment, who was shot two days ago, while scouting, and made arrangements to bring the body i