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was ascertained that the Confederates had left the night before. On the 14th of November, General Dix, commanding the department of Pennsylvania, with headquarters at Baltimore, ordered Gen. H. H West Virginia. The commander of the expedition was directed to distribute a proclamation by General Dix, which made known the object of the expedition and gave many assurances as to the good resultd prevent any outrage upon persons or property. In the course of his instructions to Lockwood, Dix proceeded to settle grave questions of state by military instructions. He advised that The peopltions by proclamation of the governor. On November 15th, the day after his expedition started, Dix wrote to President Lincoln, enclosing a copy of his proclamation to the people of Accomac and Northe State thus constituted and the State of Maryland to pass the necessary laws. He advised that Dix write to the governor of West Virginia, asking him to make proclamation, as soon as the people ha
e captured, and his son, Capt. O. Jennings Wise, of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, was mortally wounded. His feeble health now kept him from the field for some time, but in 1863 he was given command of the district between the Mattapony and the James, with his brigade, the Twenty-fourth, Thirty-fourth and Forty-sixth infantry, a battalion of artillery and a squadron of cavalry. While at Chaffin's farm, he conducted some gallant attacks upon the enemy, and recovered Williamsburg from General Dix. He subsequently served under Beauregard at Charleston, with his command drove the enemy from John's island, and took part in two battles in Florida. Returning to Virginia in May, 1864, on June 1st he was assigned to command the First military district, including Petersburg. He participated in the defeat of Butler at Drewry's bluff, and on June 15th his brigade alone held at bay the army corps of A. J. Smith, until Lee could cross the James. Faithful to the last, he commanded his bri