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The Daily Dispatch: December 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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nder long and well before they attempt any advance. Did you hear of that Mississippi youth who fought so bravely? It is but sheer justice to mention another, a Virginian. We refer to the grandson of ex-President Tyler, master John Tyler Waller, who, just recovered from an attack of illness; shouldered his musket, and joining the 8th Virginia, under Colonel Hunton, was in the first attack, and continued the fight until the enemy was driven into the Potomac. He is highly spoken of by Gen. Evans, which must delight his grandfather's (the noble old patriot) heart. But thousands of boys like these two youths — aged about 15--will be found in our Army, and of such stuff heroes can be made if property cared for and noticed. It is the noble province of editors to bring these facts before the public, which will incite the youth of our country to deeds of high during. Leesburg and the surrounding country has undergone much from the soldiery during the past five months, but it is a
or rice were 52s. 6d. The exchange stood at 2 3/8. The James Wilson, from Melbourne, with £76,000 in gold, has now been at sea one hundred and twenty-six days, but the rate of insurance at Lloyd's has not advanced beyond five guineas. The London Times in alluding to the dissolution of the Croatian Diet, says the Emperor of Austria is hurrying on to try the great experiment whether 6,000,000 of Germans can hold in subjection 30,000,000 of other nations by mere brute force. Sir DeLacy Evans, in a letter to his constituents, under the title of illegal and demoralizing haste in army commissions, complains that the repeated promises of the Government to arrange a plan for appointing the commanders, of regiments by election instead of purchase, remains unfulfilled. On her voyage from Queenstown to Plymouth, the frigate Warrior went nine and a half knots an hour, under topsail and foresails. It is said that the Central Committee, of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
. Gurwood, the editor of Wellington's dispatches, sent young Henningsen to England, where justice was done him by Mr. Lockhart, in an article in the Quarterly Review, on Henningsen's History of the war in Spain. This work won him the favor and friendship of both wellington and South, who had been rival commanders in the Peninsula war. Returning to Spain, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, before he was twenty, he was indebted to a fortunate accident for his first important command. Gen. Delacy Evans met the Spanish forces near San Sebastian, and offered battle. The Spanish General pretended to be sick; his chief of the staff, a brave young man, but without any extensive military knowledge, was glad to avail himself of Henningsen's instruction in the management of his forces. He was perfectly successful, the Foreign Legion was beaten back on san Sebastian, and their leader severely wounded. Subsequently he held a command in the expedition that marched on Madrid from Aragon a