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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Genealogical Register (search)
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, W. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Accident to the
U. S. Steamer Iroquois. (search)
Larceny. --A negro called Michael, belonging to Mary Bell, was before the Mayor yesterday for stealing a chest and contents, valued at $100, from Bridget Blake. It seems that Mrs. Blake employed Mike to assist her in moving, and instead of carrying the chest to the place designated, he took it to Mr. Eacho's office, and commenced a sort of peddling speculation among the negroes. The property was all recovered by watchmen Boze and Davis, except a $20 gold piece alleged to have been in the chest. Michael was sent to the whipping post.
Women in soldiers' apparel. --The Central cars, on Friday night, brought down two girls, named Mary Bell and Mollie Bell, who were dressed in soldier clothes. They claim to be cousins, and state that before the war they lived with their uncle in Southwestern Virginia; but about two years since he left them and went over to the Yankees. They then attired themselves in male apparel, and were admitted into a cavalry company, attached to the Confederate service. A few months after their enlistment they encountered a force of Yankees, were defeated and captured with the rest of the company; but subsequently, General John H. Morgan, with reinforcements, overtook the Yankees who had them in charge, causing such a precipitate retreat that they were compelled to abandon their prisoners.--After three months service in the cavalry they joined the Thirty-sixth Virginia infantry, and have been with it up to the present time. On one occasion Mobile killed three Yankees while on picket, an