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The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Rawley, of Spotsylvania, Va., aged 16 years, was on a visit to Petersburg, Va., when he heard of the occupation of Fort Sumter, and the probability of war against South Carolina. He immediately sent his horse home, and set out for Charleston, walking a great part of the way. On his arrival here, and the report of his intention, Colonel John S. Preston generously undertook to equip him, and he is now awaiting response from him to be enrolled as a recruit under Lieut. W. Hampton Gibbes. Columbus Daniel, 18 years of age, has reached the city from Nashville, on a similar mission, and has been enrolled by Lieut. Gibbes. The anniversary of the battle of Cowpens was celebrated by the military at Morris' Island Saturday. While the festivities were at the height, three guns were fired by Maj. Anderson: but whether as a compliment to South Carolina, to her citizen soldiers, or to "the day we celebrate," has not transpired. Everything considered, it was possibly intended to remind all