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The Daily Dispatch: September 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Masonic circular. (search)
The gallant dead. --Lieutenant James R. Kent, of the 24th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, died of typhoid fever on the 4th of September, at the residence of Mr. John Fairfax, near Fairfax Station. He was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, and had returned to his home in Pulaski county but a few months before the war broke out. He was among the first to respond to the call of his native State, and a correspondent informs us that on every occasion when exposed to danger he exhibited the greatest coolness and most dauntless courage. He was but 23 years of age, yet his military knowledge would have done credit to a veteran.
The Daily Dispatch: December 15, 1865., [Electronic resource], Whence comes all this cotton? (search)
We are pleased to see that German farmers are beginning to turn their attention to Virginia. We have already in our principal cities a considerable German population, and they are among the most thrifty and industrious of our people. A number of German laborers for the Valley of Virginia have arrived in Alexandria. They have been engaged by Colonel John Fairfax, of Loudoun, whose example, it is said, will soon be followed by many of the farmers in the Piedmont district. The result in the lower counties, where the new system has been introduced, is said to be satisfactory; and Messrs. Wilmer and Washington, the agents in Alexandria for German emigration, are receiving frequent orders from the upper and lower counties. We have only to look at what German labor has accomplished in the West to appreciate the value to all the great material interests of a State of such a population. We have, indeed, only to look at German character and history to impress us with the importa