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The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], "Old
"Old Uncle Ned." --Capt. Travis, who is now Inspector of Arms in Gen. West's district, informs us that while he was at Grenada, a venerable old darkey, "Uncle Ned, " gave to the Confederacy two bullet moulds that run thirty balls at a time, valued at sixty dollars, a very fine shot-gun that carries twenty-five buck-shot, and two Queen Anne muskets. Ned refused to take any pay, but gave up his arms "for the good ob Massa Jeff Davis and de Souf."--Vicksburg paper. A Revolutionary Sword.--We saw the other day, in the hands of Lieut. Ross Carter, of the "David Logan Guards," a silvermounted sword, worn by Capt. Griffith Dickenson, the father of Col. Griffith Dickenson, of this county, at the surrender of Yorktown. After a rest of more than eighty years, that same sword was pressed into service to participate in a more bloody and desperate battle than the sires of the Revolution ever saw.--Danville Register.
Fifty-third Virginia regiment. A correspondent at Camp Randolph, near Suffolk, furnishes us with the following re-organization of the 53d regiment Virginia volunteers: The election in the 53d Virginia, held on the 6th inst., resulted as follows: Field Officers, Col. H. B. Tomlin, Lieut. Col. E. B. Montague, and Major G. M. Waddill, all re-elected. In company A, Capt. John Guamman, jr., re-elected. Company B, James M. Saunders, elected Captain. Company D, Captain Wm. R. Aylett, re-elected. Company E, Captain John C. Timberlake, re-elected. Company F, Capt. J. O. Chappell, re-elected. Company G, Lieut. R. W. Martin, elected Captain. Company H, Captain W. G. Pollard, re-elected. Company I, Lieut. Ross Carter, elected Captain.