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The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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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