Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1863., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Thomas Chapman or search for Thomas Chapman in all documents.

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], The raid into Southwestern Virginia--depredations of the enemy. (search)
r the bridge across Roanoke river, six miles vest of the town. About 300 yards of the track was torn up, and the turntable at the depot destroyed. It is believed the whole damage to the road can be repaired in five or six days. The telegraph wires were cut, but not taken off. The principal loss of the citizens was in horses, of which they carried off or shot all that fell into their hands. About fifteen negroes were also carried off, six of whom were worthless free negroes. Mr. Thomas Chapman, who has already been reported killed, was out a short distance from the town watching the movements of the enemy, who came upon him and ordered him to surrender, which he refused to do. They then fired upon him, killing him instantly. They buried him near where he fell. The only persons not released by them after being captured were two furloughed soldiers of the 2nd Va. cavalry, and Mr. Oakey, telegraph operator. The exact loss sustained by the Government is not known. Pitzer'