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The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Contributions. --We have received, through the mail, from a lady of Christiansburg, who requests us not to publish her name, $5 for the benefit of the Maryland Volunteers. She promises to add some socks to her contribution. We have received a note from Powhatan Court-House, with Eleven Dollars enclosed, for the benefit of the "Hampton Sufferers," which shall be disposed of as directed by the contributors, viz: "Mrs. J. H. Michael, Mrs. Ella T. Brown, and little Jimmy Brown. " The following letter, which we print entire rather than condense, explains itself. The directions given will be promptly complied with: Ord. Repair Shop, Manassas. November 26, 1861. Editor Dispatch.--My Dear Sir: Your appeal in behalf of the Elizabeth City soldiers is indeed touching, and well calculated to arouse and enlist the best sympathies of every true Southern heart. The armorers engaged in the repair of arms for our gallant army of the Potomac, unite in presenting their mi
with which her navigators made a landing, abandoned their boat, and scuttled through the sand out of danger. Old Brown bore it with apparent humility, and fired no shot in response. It is supposed that he is "nursing his wrath to keep it warm," while he waits for the arrival of the grand armada fleet, when he will proceed to make a meal of us. The voices of the cannon once more created the greatest enthusiasm all along the line of forts and batteries, and every one was hoping that Brown would accept the challenge and open this fire. A visit to Cairo from our gun-boats. Brief mention has been made under our telegraphic head of the firing from our gun-boats upon Fort Holt, near Columbus, Ky.-- We take the following in reference to the affair from the Columbus Confederate News, of the 2d inst., Yesterday about noon it was observed that a couple or three of the northern gun-boats were round the point above Columbus. Steam was immediately made on our gun-boats, th