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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), A daring Exploit. (search)
A daring Exploit. Somerset, Ky., May 11, 1863. One of the most daring and successful exploits of this war was performed by four men on Saturday night, May first, on Rock Creek, in Wayne County. Benjamin Burke, a citizen, Hudson Burke, a discharged soldier, James Burke, of Wolford's cavalry, and another citizen, named James Davis, having received intimation of a band of twenty-eight men, under command of Captain Evans, of the famous band of rebel robbers that infest Wayne and Clinton counties, of this State, known as Champ Fergurson's men, having stopped at the house of Jonathan Burke, to spend the night, determined to attempt their capture. Four men against twenty-eight fiends, who had revelled in the blood of innocent neighbors for a year — think of it! It seemed like madness, yet the attempt was made. Coming to a sentinel, who stood watch over their thirty-one horses, Davis ordered him to surrender his gun, which the coward did, and received in return a blow from it which k
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of
Massachusetts officers and soldiers killed in action. (search)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died.,
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., Index of names of persons. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: April 15, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Post-office affairs in Virginia. (search)
Post-office affairs in Virginia. --John L. Thompson, postmaster at Ashland, Hanover county, vice James W. Taylor, resigned. --Wm. P. Recker, postmaster at Covington, Alleghany county, vice James Burke. James M. Costolo, postmaster at Evansville, Preston county, vice Theo. H. Kidd, declined.
The Daily Dispatch: May 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], Newbern Items. (search)
The Justices composing the Hustings Court, Recorder Caskie presiding, commenced their June term yesterday, and disposed of several criminal as well as civil cases. We append them as follows: George W. Farrell, robbing Jas C. Hunt of $200 in money, was heard and remanded for final trial before Judge Lyons. John Scott and John Dowdy, robbing Jas T Oliver of a gold watch and other articles, heard and sent on. Wm J Walker, stealing an overcoat of Edward Boyle, heard and sent on. John Doyle, stealing $150 from Jno C Hughes, heard and sent on. Chas Aury, breaking into Charles E Kent's factory and stealing 49 boxes of tobacco and one barrel of sugar; sent on. James Burke, stealing clothing valued at $50, from Jas E Levy, sent on Clinton James, free negro, selling liquor to be drunk at the place where sold, fined $60 and costs. John Cassello, stealing $37 from Pleasant M Bowley, was tried and acquitted.
The Daily Dispatch: October 1, 1863., [Electronic resource],
Two hundred and fifty dollars reward. (search)
Hastings Court. --Judge Lyons presiding.--The docket in this Court is a very long one, but is being disposed of as rapidly as possible. The following cases were tried yesterday: Wm. J. Walker, indicted for stealing a coat worth $50 from Edward Boyle, on the 17th May, was tried and acquitted by the jury. Melissa J. Parmature, indicted for stealing $190 from D. M. Hughes, on 29th July, last, was found guilty by the jury, who fixed her punishment at one year in the penitentiary. James W. Perry, indicted for stealing a gold watch and chain from George F. Sinton, on the 28th of July last, was found guilty by the jury, and his punishment fixed at five years in the penitentiary. Jas. Burke, indicted for stealing wearing apparel worth $50 from James C. Levy and S. C. Botts, on the 17th May. Found guilty of petty larceny and sentenced to jail for four months.