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irst man who signed the roll is a prominent clergyman. The first company of volunteers left Lafayette, Ind., for Indianapolis, at 2 o'clock P. M. to-day. They were escorted to the depot by the Lafayette Artillery; and two companies are nearly full, who will follow in a few days.--Buffalo Courier. An excited secession meeting was held at Baltimore, Md. T. Parkin Scott occupied the chair, and speeches denunciatory of the Administration and the North were made by Wilson C. N. Carr, William Burns, president of the National Volunteer Association, and others.--Baltimore Clipper, April 19. The main entrance to the harbor of Norfolk, Va., was obstructed by the sinking of small boats by order of Governor Letcher.--Baltimore Clipper, April 19. Governor Letcher, of Virginia, issued a proclamation, in which the independence of the Confederate States is recognized, and all armed volunteers, regiments, or companies, are commanded to hold themselves in readiness for immediate orde
Md., on the route to the seat of war. They are well armed and equipped, and have entered the service with the spirit of true soldiers. Whilst at Camden, opposite Philadelphia, where they encamped for some time, they were treated with great kindness by the people of that city.--(Doc. 261.) A balloon ascension for military purposes took place at Washington. The elevation attained was not very great, though it was perfectly satisfactory as an experiment. The aeronauts were Prof. Lowe, Gen. Burns, of the Telegraph Company, and H. C. Robinson, operator. The balloon was connected with the War Department by telegraph. The first message ever telegraphed from a balloon was then sent to the President of the United States by Prof. Lowe. It was as follows: balloon Enterpise, Washington, June 17. To the President of the United States; Sir:--This point of observation commands an area nearly fifty miles in diameter. The city, with its girdle of encampments, presents a superb scen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
sfy the expectations of the conspirators at Montgomery in the seizure of the Capital. They found ready and eager sympathizers in Baltimore; and only a few hours before the coveted arms in the Harper's Ferry Arsenal were set a-blazing, and the Virginia plunderers were foiled, the National Volunteer Association of Baltimore (under whose auspices the secession flag had been raised on Federal Hill that day, and a salute attempted in honor of the secession of Virginia), led by its President, William Burns, held a meeting in Monument Square. T. Parkins Scott presided. He and others addressed a multitude of citizens, numbered by thousands. They harangued the people with exciting and incendiary phrases. They denounced coercion, and called upon the people to arm and drill, for a conflict was at hand. I do not care, said Wilson C. Carr, how many Federal troops are sent to Washington, they will soon find themselves surrounded by such an army from Virginia and Maryland that escape to their h
guarantees from the managers of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad that no Federal troops should be permitted to pass over their main line, and that no munitions should be removed thereon from the Federal Arsenal at Harper's Ferry! In case of their refusal, their great bridge over the Potomac at that point should be blown up. Hereupon, an immense meeting of The National volunteer Association was held at evening in Monument Square — T. Parkin Scott presiding; he, with Wilson C. N. Carr and William Burns (President of said Association) being the speakers. All these were rank Disunionists, and the Association was organized in the interest of Secession. None of the speakers directly advocated attacks on the Northern troops about to pass through the city; but each was open in his hostility to coercion, and ardently exhorted his hearers to organize, arm, and drill, for the conflict now inevitable. Carr said: I do not care how many Federal troops are sent to Washington; they will soon
na Vista Volunteers, D. 56 Buena Vista, schooner, D. 108 Buffalo, N. Y., patriotic action of the Common Council of D. 46 Bull, Dyer, Rev., of New Haven, P. 20 Bungay, G. W., P. 50 Bungtown Riflemen, P. 95 Bunker Hill, battle of, celebrated at Alexandria, Va., D. 105; celebrated at Boston, D. 106; celebrated in Virginia, P. 125 Burgvien, E., Gen., D. 43 Burgess, John I., D. 59 Burlingame, Anson, at Paris, D. 85 Burleigh, W. H., P. 61 Burns, William, D. 29 Burnet, J. B., wife of, D. 46 Burnside, A. E., Colonel, Rhode Island Regiment, Doc. 124 Burton, Wm., Gov. of Delaware, D. 46; proclamation, April 26, Doc. 155 Benton's six footers, anecdote of, P. 139 Busbee, George, D. 105 Bush River, Md., bridge at, burned, D. 35 Butler, B. F., Brig.-General, D. 35; congratulates his troops on their success at Annapolis, D. 40; takes possession of Annapolis, D. 42; threatens to arrest the Maryland Legislature,
holds the strongest hand, espectally since legal acumen is backed by a determination to pursue it through isbyrinths which would terribly mistify a player of ordinary comprehension. In one case in the Hustings Court, heretofore alluded to, John A. Worsham has got out a second writ against officer Wm. N. Kelly for trespass, laying his damages this time at $1,000--the first writ specifying $5,000. The mandamus case, in the Cirenit Court, was to have come up yesterday, but was continued until to day at the instance of the Mayor. In the same Court, Wm. Burns petitions for a writ of prohibition to restrain and inhibit the Mayor from holding coguizance over the subject matter of $1,100, and a lot of gaming implements seized at his house, in regard to which a decree of confiscation has already been pronounced. Upon this petition a rule was yesterday awarded, returnable to-day, summoning the Mayor to show cause why the prohibition should not be granted. Thus stands the case at present.
Circuit Court --Judge Meredith presiding.--The case of John A. Worsham against the Mayor of the city, for a mandamus, was continued yesterday, at the instance of the defendant, until the fifth of December. The case of Wm. Burns, on a petition for a writ of prohibition, was continued to the same day. Robert Ould yesterday qualified to practice law in this court.
The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
fficient Secretary of the Richmond and York River Railroad Company.--The vote was made unanimous. Mr. Hill presented an ordinance providing for three additional policemen, and an ordinance to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits at a theatre or other place of amusement. Laid upon the table for future consideration. Mr. Hill, from the Committee of Police, presented the following resolutions, which were adopted: Resolved, That the Committee of Police be authorized to employ counsel to defend the suits instituted against Wm. N. Kelly, for trespass alleged to have been committed by him by his entering into certain houses, under the direction of the Mayor. Resolved, That the Mayor be authorized to employ counsel, if he shall deem that the interests of the city require it, to represent these interests in the cases of mandamus and prohibition issued to him from the Circuit Court of the city of Richmond, at the suits of Worsham and Burns. The Council then adjourned.
a general demurrer to the presentment, and the Attorney for the Commonwealth joined therein. Ann Winkers, indicted for retailing ardent spirits, failed to appear, and the Court gave judgment for $60 fine and costs. A nolle prosequi was entered in the case of Michael Flaherty, indicted for misdemeanor. Clara Coleman, indicted for keeping an ill governed house, was admitted to bail in the sum of $100 for her appearance next term. The following persons, indicted for misdemeanor, entered into recognizance in the sum attached to their names, for their appearance at the next term of the Court: Cosamore Castiglioni, $500; James Eddins, $100; Dillon McCormack, $150; J. B. Godsey and A. A. Raine, for issuing shinplasters, $500; Wm. Burns, for exhibiting faro, $3,000. George R. Peake was fined $10 for permitting his slave to go at large. The examination of James Slater and Francis Sheridan, for the murder of Wm. Clark, was postponed to the next term of the Court.
The Daily Dispatch: January 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], List of the General officers in the armies of the Confederate States. (search)
Hustings Court. --The cases of the Commonwealth against E. Simon, (two,) D. J. Saunders, T. Lawson, Charles R. Bricken, A. P. Brown, (two,) and N. B. Hill, (two,) indictments for issuing small notes, were called yesterday, and the defendants failed to appear. The Court then gave judgment against the defendant in each case, for a fine of $10 and the costs of prosecution. William Burns, (of Baltimore city,) indicted for exhibiting a faro bank, was arraigned for trial, and pleaded not guilty. The following jury was sworn in the case; John B. Glazebrook, John T. Sublett, Lewis B. Thomas, Robert P. Davis, David E. Lacy, David N. Jones, Moses Millhiser, E. L. Tompkins, William A. Wyatt, William P. Regland, William Nott, and Jacob Woodson. The testimony showed some discrepancies which surprised those who heard the preliminary examination before the Mayor, and the jury rendered a verdict of "not guilty" without leaving their seats. Brigadier-General Wigfall, or Texas, testified
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