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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
ng, Dallas Dampman, John Boedefeld, M. Edgar Richards. Ringgold Light Artillery, of Reading. officers and non-commissioned officers.--Captain, James McKnight; First Lieutenant, Henry Nagle; Second Lieutenant, Wm. Graeff; Firs} Sergeant, G. W. Durell; Second Sergeant, D. Kreisher; Third Sergeant, H. S. Rush; First Corporal, Levi S. Homan; Second Corporal, F. W. Folkman; Third Corporal, Horatio Leader; Fourth Corporal, Jacob Womert; Bugler, John A. Hock. Privates.--James A. Fox, Samuel Evans, Amos Drenkle, Fred. Yeager, Geo. W. Silvis, Ed. Pearson, Fred. Shaeffer, Wm. C. Eben, Henry E. Eisenbeis, Daniel Maltzberger, Adam Freeze, Augustus Berger, Solomon Ash, Fred. H. Phillippi, Nathaniel B. Hill, James E. Lutz, Geo. S. Bickley, Samuel Hamilton, Amos Huyett, Andrew Helms, Wm. W. Bowers, Henry Neihart, Ferd. S. Ritter, Daniel Whitman, Jeremiah Seiders, Anthony Ammon, Henry Fleck, Henry Rush, Jacob J. Hessler, Henry G. Baus, Charles Gebhart, Henry Coleman, Chas. P. Muhlenberg,
ommanding Second Division. List of killed and wounded of the Second Iowa infantry in the battle of Fort Donelson on February the 13th, 14th, and 15th, 1862. Company A.--Killed, Private Richard Highram. Wounded, Lieut.----Fisdale, slightly; Corporal Oli Ramsey, severely; Privates L. Farr, severely; James M. Patterson, severely; D. W. Underhill, slightly; Douglass Allendorf, slightly; George D. Lawler, severely; Robert Hull, severely; James Haskell, slightly; James Kerr, slightly; Samuel Evans, severely; Corporals Henry A. Serbendict, slightly; J. J. Goodwin, slightly; W. W. K. Harper, slightly; Thomas A. Stevenson, severely; Privates John Toucher, severely; John Kipple, slightly. Company B.--Killed, Color-Corporal S. G. Paye ; Private J. Guthrie. Wounded, Lieut. J. G. Huntingdon, in right shoulder; Privates J. B. Scott, thigh; G. W. Scott, head; A. W. Scott, leg; G. Rosenberg, shoulder; A. Drucker, shoulder and arm; George Parkinson, mouth; Corporal A. H. Clark, leg; Pri
mes Freeman Curtis was born in Boston, the son of a merchant, well known as a member of the firm of Loring & Curtis, one of the oldest in the country. Educated in the Latin School of this city, at the beginning of the last war with England, in June, 1812, being fourteen years of age, he obtained his father's consent to enter the naval service of the United States, and made his first voyage as a Midshipman on board the frigate Chesapeake, which cruised many months under the command of Captain Samuel Evans. In June, 1813, the frigate sailed again from Boston under a new commander, the brave but unfortunate Lawrence, and was captured the same day by the Shannon. Mr. Curtis, in that bloody battle, in which the Captain, first Lieutenant, Master, Boatswain, Marine Officer, and an acting Lieutenant, comprising almost all the deck-officers, were killed or wounded, served as aid-de-camp to the Commander. He was carried to Halifax, and was one of the officers selected by the British as hosta
Rev. Samuel Evans, of the Virginia Conference of "United Brethren in Christ," died in Rockingham county, Virginia, on the 31st ult. John Ott, who murdered the wife and two children of G. W. Orndorff, some months since, at Pekin, Ill., has been sentenced to be hung on the 1st of March. The post-office at Craig's Mill, Washington county, Va., is re-established, and John Phillips appointed postmaster. Thursday, the 29th of November, was observed as the day for public thanksgiving, by the American residents in Japan. A mail carrier, named McNabb, was frozen to death on Thursday last near Kincardine, Canada West. Messrs. Moody and Heffren, the Indiana legislators who were to knife each other in a duel, have "amicably adjusted" it. E. M. Banks, Republican, was elected Mayor of Bridgeport, Ct., on Monday.