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United States. This was done under the supervision of the late Major John Clarke, a man of decided mechanical genius, who constructed our Armory, the most perfect model of a building for such a purpose in the world, as every mechanic knows. Major Clarks had no model to go by. He consulted only his own genius, and his work was a gem. He was afterwards persecuted and pursued by bitter personal enemies, until he threw up his office as Superintendent of the Armory, and retired to his farm in Powhn sloops, and a large number of brigs, schooners, and other small craft. Of course the demand for heavy guns, shot, shells and the like, became enormous.--Contracts on a large scale were made in all parts of the country, and among others with Major Clarks. When the guns came to be tested, the "burst up" was almost universal. But one lot stood the ordeal, and that was furnished by Major Clarke from Old Bellona," through she was not "Old Bellona" then. For several years the experiments were rep
counties.Breck.Bell.Doug. Albemaric1056131797 Accomac73774680 Alexandria City519911133 Alexandria County461013 Aliegnany34425037 Amelia24928232 Amherat8862226 Appomattax56322110 Augusta21825531094 Bath16322022 Barbour91042239 Boone20412124 Buckingham52354522 Bedford1037146891 Berkeley830913108 Botetourt589590174 Brooke45017376 Brunswick444308137 Caroline77256118 Carroll72931511 Chesterfield328788588 Charlotte46541825 Clarks33528849 Craig3221122 Culpeper52552619 Cumberland27627537 Caroline77256118 Campbell12081521146 Charles City1112249 Dinwiddie254389183 Doddridge35614391 Elizabeth City16424824 Essex3082794 Fauquier102798939 Fairfax68569191 Fluvanna4434877 Frederick131596366 Franklin1076863133 Fayette24138165 Floyd40038435 Gloucester4603910 Goochland42824437 Grayson44731516 Greenbrier505993133 Greene5217410 Greenesville15113941 Halifax131256138 Hanover74957527 Hancock2623385 Hardy35589474 Henrico6411403189 Henry44454359 H
Personal. --Among the arrivals at the Exchange yesterday, were R. H. McKim, Balt.; Col. Croghan, Wise Legion; O. B. Funston, Clarks; C. B. Ball, Loundon; S. W. Ficklin, Charlottesville; Wm. Allen, Surry; W. P. Regburn, N. C.; G. H. Shorter, Ala.--At the Spottswood, Commodore Tatnall, Ga; Otey Bradford, Virginia Marine Corps; H. G. Geiger, N. O.; Col. George Coppens, of French Zouave Regiment at Yorktown.
service of the State, on the day of election for members of the House of Representatives of the Confederate States, may vote in said election, at such place or places within their encampment as the commandant at such encampment shall designate, whether the said encampments shall be within the limits of the State or not; and the said Ordinance having further provided that for each place of voting the commandant of the encampment shall appoint a Superintendent, three Commissioners, and as many Clarks as shall be necessary, who, after having been first duly sworn by him, shall perform the duties required of, and be liable to the penalties implored upon, such officers under the election laws of the State: And the said Commissioners are required to cause separate polls to be opened for the election of members of Congress according to the regulations prescribed by said Ordinance: Therefore, I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby require the Courts, and persons w
ississippi regiment. We copy the following additional particulars from the same article: In despite of these adverse circumstances, a brilliant action was performed by a company of Colonel Davis's First Florida Cavalry. This company, commanded by Captain William Clarke, took position on a bluff on the St. Mary's river, and waited the approach of a Federal gunboat. As they approached, a man at the masthead, espying Clark's company, cried out, "Here are the damned rebels." "Yes," said Clarks, "here we are!" With that he raised his rifle, and the lookout dropped dead on the deck from his lofty perch. Clark's men then gave three cheers, fired a volley, and twenty-five or thirty of the Federals were billed and wounded.--The gunboat not being able to contend with our men thus advantageously posted, retreated discomfited. The evacuation of Fernandina was conducted very badly, and much was lost owing to the inefficiency of the Colonel in command. Ex-Senator Yules, President of t
d- that up to this hot have crossed to this side of having two ges con- throw navy force over the strength of neighborhood to each regiment, their as to serve the in marching, being di and carried by their . They commenced on the first time, to throw out the town. On Thursday cavalry ventured out some town, but being tired upon they best a ready and rapid. dwellings, besides the and the Farmers' Bank, as hospitals. The citizens loyal, the only exception , Clarks, who is said to be in them, entertaining them to . This individual is a , Yankee, from the heart of New We give the following receipt, Yankee thieves gave to a gentlemen . They have committed depredations, and this paper, in face m est thievery and is the only redress offered injured: of the Rappahannock Gap. opposite Fredericksburg, County, Va., April 24, 1862. that there has been received of John P Morrison the follow- supplies: 25 bushels of corn, at . Such supplie
if its the same to you I would rather have that paper blank than with the writing on it.'" I don't know, of course whether I did any good by my preaching, but I do know some of that crowd came over to us that night, and I should be glad often to have the came chance to demoralize the Yankee troops. I hear that the Yankee troops in the Valley keep close to Winchester, being afraid of the bush whackers, who have killed many of their men. A few days since, the Yankees made proclamation in Clarks and Frederick to all the citizens to come to their court-house on a given day, and take the oath of allegiance to the United States. Not a man camas. August 23d.--Another skirmish took place day before yesterday, between some Yankee cavalry and some of our infantry, in which the latter were badly beaten. It is reported that Longstreet was misled, and his corps greatly endangered. It is pretty certain that he hung a deserter and a Yankee spy. Brisk cannonading is heard this morning.
inquire into the most successful means of defending the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, upon our repossessing them from the enemy, in the most officiant, prompt and expeditious manner. Agreed to. Also, a resolution that the Military Committee be requested to investigate the question as to whether the citizens of such States, or parts of States, as were overrun at the time of the passage of the Conscript hill, should not have the same time and opportunity to chief the service by voluntary enlistment and organization, after the enemy is driven from said States, that was allowed to States not so overrun, between the time of the adoption of said act and its enforcement in said States, and report to this House. Agreed to. The House then resumed the consideration of the special order, to the bill to increase the Provisional army of the Confederate States, and was addressed by Messrs. Chambers of Miss., Gartrell., or Ga., Perkins, of La. Helskell, of Tenn., and Clarks, of Ga.
Secretary of the Treasury for the amount of each and every appropriation made since the establishment of this Government, amount of interest-bearing bonds, &c. Objection being made to the reception of the resolution, it was not considered. Mr. Wright, of Ga., from the Committee on Hospitals, asked leave to report a bill from that committee to regulate the granting of furloughs.--Leave being granted, the bill was taken up by the House and discussed at some length by Messrs. Wright, Clarks, Smith, of N. C., and others. The following is a copy of the bill: "The Congress of the Confederate States do enact, That furloughs for a period not exceeding sixty days shall be granted a sick or wounded soldier confined in any Confederate hospital, upon the evidence of the certificate of examination of his attending surgeon, and on the recommendation of the principal surgeon in charge of the hospital." Mr. Chambers, of Miss., moved to amend by adding the following words: "And t
The captured negroes. In our reports of the surrender of Harper's Ferry we noticed the capture of a large number of contrabands who had taken refuge with the Yankee thieves at that point. Many of these negroes be longed to citizens of Jefferson and adjoining counties. A letter before us states that one gentleman from Clarks who had lost at negroes, found all of them in this lot.
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