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179th Regiment. --The Virginia Life Guard. Capt. Walker, and Young Guard, Capt. Charters, turned out yesterday evening in full force, looking excellently. These two companies are a credit to the 179th Regiment, to which they are attached. Both of them are ready for instant and effective service.
Departure of Virginia Volunteers. --The 3rd Regiment of Virginia volunteers, consisting of the Young Guard, Capt. Charters, (right company;) Emmett Guard, Capt. Lloyd; Marion Rifles, Capt. Lybrock; Va. Life Guards, Capt. Walker; Ashland Grays, Capt. Tucker; Sidney Guard, Capt. Dance, and Company A, (Henrico Grays, formerly of the 33d Regiment,) Capt. Atkinson, left Richmond yesterday, to the number of 900 men, and took the steamer for the East. Col. Thos. P. August was in command. The Regiment made a very fine appearance. A great many of the friends of the soldiers, ladies and gentlemen, went down to the wharf to bid them adieu. Several of the companies in this Regiment were prepared for service by the exertions of Col. J. H. Richardson, who, though he has no command, is nevertheless every inch a soldier.
be gratifying perhaps to our friends to hear how we prosper. Leaving Richmond yesterday at 12½ P. M., we arrived here safely and pleasantly at 3½. We noticed two formidable batteries on the way; one at City Point, (or several miles below, rather,) the other at Jamestown, in progress of construction. The soldiers at these two points cheered us heartily as we passed. After much delay in getting off our baggage, eight companies--Capts. Tucker, Atkinson, Dabney, Childrey, Lloyd, Tally, Charters and Lybrock--took up the line of march for Williamsburg, leaving squads to guard and forward their baggage to-day. Capt Dance's company were sent by steamer last night up to Jamestown, three miles distant, and the Virginia Life Guard, Capt. Walker, (of which your correspondent is a member,) was left here to defend, if necessary, and look after the baggage and commissary stores. The Colonel and staff of course went on with the main body. Soon our camp fires began to burn, and sentinels to
Regiment on the northwest side; the remainder of the N. C. Regiment were stationed from East to West. On the south side was a ravine 30 feet deep, and very marshy. This position was defended by a battery of one howitzer gun, under the command of Capt. J. Thompson Brown on the left, and an earthwork and trench made and occupied by the companies of Lieut. Col. Stewart's command, consisting of the Virginia Life Guard, Capt. Walker; Henrico Southern Guard, Capt. Childrey; and Young Guard, Capt. Charters--the remainder of the troops, of infantry and cavalry, were stationed inside the enclosure, and completed the defence of the entire parallel. All was now in readiness, and with calm, determined countenances, the men awaited their coming. The approach. In a few minutes our scouts and videttes commenced firing and coming in, announcing the advance. The cannoniers and infantry in the line of fortifications were notified and stood ready, ammunition in hand. Our men (Col. Stewart'
done by our Richmond regiment on the day of the battle was immense. We were in the trenches twelve hours, engaged alternately in fighting and working. After the battle we marched to our quarters, obtained a cup of coffee, and the whole force took up the line of march for Yorktown, a distance of 15 miles, which place we reached about midnight, nearly exhausted. But I fear I have already spun this letter to too great a length for publication, and will therefore close. W. P. S.--Capt. Charters leaves here to-day for Richmond on official business. W. Pol Hill's official report. Yorktown. June 11, 1861. The following report has been made by Col. D. H. Hill, of the 1st North Carolina Regiment, to Gov. Ellis; Hon. J.W.Bills, Governor of North Carolina--Sir I have the honor to report that 800 men of my regiment, and 860 Virginians, were engaged for 6½ hours with 4½ regiments of the enemy, at Bethel Church, nine miles from Hampton. The enemy made three disti
Slave insurance. The Lynchburg Hose and fire insurance Company. (Capital and Subplus$320,000 Insures Slaves for one, or a term of years, on the most favorable terms. I take pleasure in recommending this Company to all who wish to Insure their Slaves. It meets all its undertakings promptly and fairly, and is one of the most responsible and honorable companies in this country. Wm. A. Charters, Agent, 11th st., between Main and Bank sts., Richmond, Va. de 27--2w
c is here the rebel commanders will not dare to abandon their works at Manassas and throw open the way to Richmond. Visit of Gen.M'Clellan to the Federal troops at Hall's Hill — as Foreshadows a fight on the Potomac at an early day. Washington, Feb. 21. --The reception of Gen. McClellan by the troops in Gen. Porter's division, on his visit to Rall's Ill yesterday, was of the most enthusiastic description. He was accompanied by Colonels Colburn and Sweitner, Count De Pairs, Duc de Charters and other members of his staff, and a strong escort of the regular cavalry. After halting a few minutes at the headquarters of Gen. Fitz John Porter, the General visited the camp of the New York Forty-fourth (Ellsworth's Avengers) and witnessed a bayonet drill by that regiment. After the drill Gen. McClellan summoned the officers of the regiment to his presence and complimented them upon the recent extraordinary march of their command, thirty-five miles, over Miner's Hill, towards Fai
Judge Lyons's Court. --This Court met yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, and the grand jury brought in true bills of indictment for felony against the following parties; John Cunningham, Eliza Liggon, John Minter and George Green, Patrick McGoven, Chas. Pendergrast, Richard Barry, and Richard L. Saunders. The habeas corpus case of Armistead Neal, who, claiming to be a Nazarine, contends that he should be exempt from military service, was continued till this morning. He had been arrested by Capt. Charters, Provost Marshal for Richmond in the reserved forces, and his claim that conscientious scruples exempted him from military service being unavailing, he applied to the Judge to be delivered from military custody.
us case of Armistead Neale, which we mentioned yesterday. Neale, it seems having complied with the requisitions of the Confederate Conscript law, has been exempted by the Confederate authorities. Under these circumstances he was arrested by Capt. Charters, Provost of the Virginia militia, and from this arrest he prayed to be delivered.--The Judge having heard the case, remanded Neale to the custody of Capt. Charters, but recommended his counsel to lay the case before the Governor. The Cou Neale, which we mentioned yesterday. Neale, it seems having complied with the requisitions of the Confederate Conscript law, has been exempted by the Confederate authorities. Under these circumstances he was arrested by Capt. Charters, Provost of the Virginia militia, and from this arrest he prayed to be delivered.--The Judge having heard the case, remanded Neale to the custody of Capt. Charters, but recommended his counsel to lay the case before the Governor. The Court then adjourned.
The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1864., [Electronic resource], Hurdle of Confederate soldiers by negro troops. (search)
A certain in Louie. --A man named Nicholas Carroll, who has for some time past evaded arrest by passing as a Confederate Captain, has been arrested as a deserter and committed to Castle Thunder. Carroll successfully played his game till within the last two weeks, when he was arrested by order of Capt, Chartors, and upon examination it appearing that he held no commission, the guard were instructed to take him to Col. Danforth, for service in the militia of the State. Not liking the duties of a soldier, the captain soon deserted, and when rearrested on Tuesday by Capt. Charters, acknowledged that be had deserted, but stated that it was in order that he might attend the deliberations of and hasten action on a plan which he had laid before them to blow up number of Yankees in the twinkling of an eye. He will undergo a trial by court-martial before he can be released from confinement.
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