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he had his church ornamented with U. S. flags and brass eagles; his hymned were the "Star Spangled Banner," "The Red, White, and Blue," and " Hall Columbia," He prayed that the Union may be preserved, even though blood may come out of the wine press even unto the horses bridles by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." In the course of his sermon, he said, "I trust our troops will rally and wipe out the disgrace of Manassas, though it cost the life of every rebel under arms. Let Davis and Beauregard be captured to meet the fate of Haman. Hang them up on Mason and Dison's line, that traitors of both sections may be warned. Let them hang until the vultures shall eat their rotten flesh from their bones; let them hang until shall build their filthy nests the crows in their skeletons; let them hang until the rope rots and then let their dismembered bones fall so deep in the earth that God Almighty can't find them in the day of the Resurrection." Where is an instance recorded
immense throng surrounded Governor Hicks, and shouted loudly for the habeas corpus. Alexander demanded of Governor Hicks to be treated as a gentleman. The Governor replied, "You are in the hands of the military." "I am glad to hear it," said Alexander, "for I thought I was in your hands." Here the crowd attempted a rescue; but, overpowered by numbers, Alexander was borne on board the steamer and conveyed to Fort McHenry. His wife, who was in Virginia at the time, immediately saw President Davis, who kindly assured her that everything possible should be done to save him. She then went to Maryland, procured a pass to visit her husband, and at once commenced the invention of plans for his escape. She procured a Federal soldier's uniform, a clothes line, and an inflating life-preserving waistcoat. These she smuggled to his cell beneath her garments. During the arrangement she purchased plants and made for her husband a little garden at his cell window, thus disarming all suspic
e at Lewisburg, and the belief was prevalent that he would join his forces with those of Gens. Floyd and Wise. The Central train, yesterday, brought down 47 prisoners, including those captured in the recent brilliant dash of cavalry under Col. J. Luclus Davis, besides a few straggling "Union" men. Among the former is a Capt. Cox (who professes to be well acquainted with President Davis) and one of his lieutenants. These two kept up a lively and good-natured conversation with the bystanders at President Davis) and one of his lieutenants. These two kept up a lively and good-natured conversation with the bystanders at the depot, but some of the prisoners displayed a good deal of impudence. One follow remarked that Cox "kept on driving Wise back," and would ultimately thrash him, after a bloody fight. The prisoners were captured on Coal river, in Boone county, together with 200 head of cattle, which they had stolen from different parties, and were driving towards the Federal camp.--Caskie's Rangers, of this city, participated in the capture. If it be true, as reported, that Gen. Lee has changed his pos
sonal appearance, Capt. Smith is tall and powerfully built; his features are massive and strongly marked, like Webster's. He has a rapid, energetic manner, and instinctively strikes the beholder with the conviction that he was born to command and control men. He was a bosom friend of McClellan's while at West Point, and their warm intimacy has never ceased. He passed through this place a short time ago on his way to Richmond, and immediately on his arrival there offered his services to President Davis, who gladly accepted them, and dispatched him to Manassas immediately. We presume he will be Chief of the Engineers of the Army of the Potomac, and, in the language of the New Orleans Delta, McClellan will thus find himself opposed to his old commander and master in the science of engineering, fortifications and artillery practice. Randolph Macon college. We are gratified to learn that this old and valuable institution of learning will open on Thursday, the 26th inst. The Boa
trains had not passed through the town. It was very necessary to hold the enemy firmly in check and accordingly Gen. Johnston sent for Col. Wickham's and Col. J. Luclus Davis's regiments of Virginia cavalry, and the 1st Company Richmond Howitzers, to hasten back as reinforcements. -- Col. Wickham's cavalry moved to the right of Fort Magruder, and Col. Davis's to the left, which a section of the Howitzer battery was planned to the open field, in front of our redoubt, on either side of the fort. The cavalry charged across the field and down the road into the woods with great gallantry while the guns of the Howitzer battery kept up a rapid and well directe. On the right the enemy retreated rapidly, leaving a portion of their artillery, whilst overcoats, knapsacks, &c., covered the ground. On the road down which Col. Davis charged, the Yankee Cauvery were drawn up and turned upon him with considerable fierceness, but were again driven into the woods with some loss. The result of
is but fair to presume that other divisions of their army were punished in like manner. They do act claim a victory, while they confees that McClellan gained his point. The whole South is clothed in mourning for those who have fallen before the unerring fire of our Union troops Scarce a village, town, or city, but was represented in the one hundred and eighty thousand men who, confident of victory, attacked the army of the Union, to fall in heaps before its murderous guns. Never again can Davis and Lee bring the same fiery and maddened forces against our invincible army. The Philadelphia Inquirer, on the authority of Major General Porter, says the loss on the Confederate side was seventy-five thousand. It very kindly goes on to show why our loss was so great. Their greater loss is due to the skillful manner in which McClellan selected the positions for battle, making the rebels in every instance the assaulting party, and to the excellent choice of spots for the concentratio
The Daily Dispatch: July 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], The effect of the news in
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How the Yankees lie. Mobile, July 12. --The Tribune, of this city, has received a copy of the New Orleans Delta, of the 10th instant, containing the following "glorious news." Great battle fought! Richmond fallen!! Fifty thousand rebel prisoners taken!!! The last ditch captured!!!! The Tennessee has arrived from below Vicksburg, bringing the following important intelligence; "On the 6th instant General Halleck sent a dispatch to Commodore Davis, commanding the American fleet above announcing that he had just received a telegram from General Grant, stating that a great battle had been fought at Richmond, with immense loss of life on both sides. Richmond had been captured after a desperate struggle, and fifty thousand Confederates taken prisoners with a vast quantity of stores, ammunition, guns, etc. We have no reason to doubt the authenticity of this great news as it comes through a semi official channel of a most reliable character. Three cheers for McClellan a